JCRC Welcomes Joint Statement by Rep. Ilhan Omar’s House Democratic Colleagues

June 10, 2021

Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:

“We welcome the joint statement by Rep. Ilhan Omar’s House Democratic colleagues holding her accountable for her outrageous comparison of the United States and Israel, to Hamas and the Taliban, two terrorist organizations responsible for the intentional slaughtering of innocent civilians – including Americans. We are especially grateful for the ongoing outstanding leadership of Rep. Dean Phillips who is an indefatigable voice against antisemitism in all of its forms.”



As the consensus public affairs voice of the Jewish community, JCRC builds relationships to fight antisemitism and bigotry; educates about Judaism, Israel, antisemitism, and the Holocaust; advocates for Jewish values and priorities; and safeguards our community.