Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar defends comment accusing Israel of "hypnotizing the world"

“I remember when that was happening,” Omar said. “Watching TV and really feeling as if no other life was being impacted in this war, and that really, those unfortunate words were the only words I could think about expressing at that moment.”

“What is really important to me is that people recognize that there is a difference between criticizing a military action by a government that has exercised really oppressive policies and being offensive, or attacking to a particular people of faith,” she added in response.