In response to the removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld, President of the Coalition for Jewish Values, issued the following statement:

We are gratified that the House has finally removed Rep. Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. This is a principled repudiation of anti-Semitism that we have repeatedly called for since the day she was appointed, most recently in a letter just days ago.

We are repulsed, however, by the use of the false charge of racism to try to hide or dismiss her anti-Semitic bigotry. The charge is ludicrous, vile, and dangerous. No one making it can claim to oppose the bigotry and hate crimes directed against our community, and for this they should apologize.