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U.S. lawmaker apologizes after House leaders condemn comments as anti-Semitic

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U.S. lawmaker apologizes after House leaders condemn comments as anti-SemiticDemocratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar apologized on Monday after party leaders condemned her comments about the pro-Israel lobby in the United States as using anti-Semitic stereotypes. “Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Omar, who was elected for the first time to the U.S. House of Representatives in November, said in a statement. “My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole,” she said, adding that she “unequivocally” apologized.