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  1. Default My Cover Letter to Rep. Ilhan Omar

    April 18, 2019

    Rep. Ilhan Omar
    404 3rd Avenue North
    Suite 203
    Minneapolis MN 55401

    Dear Congresswoman:

    I am enclosing an article I wrote recently for a national political magazine.
    I have noticed your comments on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict which have caused much controversy in the media of late. I happen to personally agree with your statements about a two state solution and Palestinian rights. I also think, like you and Bernie Sanders, that American policy there has shifted too far toward the conservative Likud.

    This article shows that President Kennedy was probably the last president who was willing to stand up to the conservative strain in Israel on both atomic weapons and Palestinian rights. To the point that he was threatening to hold up funds. This apparently caused the resignation of Ben Gurion.

    The reason I am forwarding it to you is that it shows that there is a precedent for your ideas, and it came from the White House. Therefore you can say that what you are saying is pretty much what JFK was saying, and you can prove it.


    Sincerely,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DiEugenio View Post
    April 18, 2019

    Rep. Ilhan Omar
    404 3rd Avenue North
    Suite 203
    Minneapolis MN 55401

    Dear Congresswoman:

    I am enclosing an article I wrote recently for a national political magazine.
    I have noticed your comments on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict which have caused much controversy in the media of late. I happen to personally agree with your statements about a two state solution and Palestinian rights. I also think, like you and Bernie Sanders, that American policy there has shifted too far toward the conservative Likud.

    This article shows that President Kennedy was probably the last president who was willing to stand up to the conservative strain in Israel on both atomic weapons and Palestinian rights. To the point that he was threatening to hold up funds. This apparently caused the resignation of Ben Gurion.

    The reason I am forwarding it to you is that it shows that there is a precedent for your ideas, and it came from the White House. Therefore you can say that what you are saying is pretty much what JFK was saying, and you can prove it.


    Sincerely,
    Excellent! Has she replied?

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    Her office seems to be inundated with mail and emails - mainly of the negative kind. I sent her an email stating that I backed her position and decried the hateful responses directed at her - and that I just happened to be Jewish. It was a rather long email I wrote. Someone on her staff got back to me and was very thankful for my statement. They asked for my contact information and said that Rep. Omar wanted to contact me, but she never did. It would have been nice, but I understand she is sort of under attack in the number of messages she is getting........ By the way, her website insists you put a zipcode in her district, so I looked it up and entered a false one and mentioned that in my email. They didn't seem upset about that....they were just glad to get support, rather than hate mail.
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    Her office just got the letter about 3 days ago.

    I have not gotten a reply yet.

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