Rep. Lee Zeldin appeared on "America's Newsroom" Friday to react to his Twitter debate with Rep. Ilhan Omar and what he sees as increasing levels of anti-Semitism in American political discourse, on college campuses and in the halls of Congress.

After previously landing in hot water for posts that critics have called anti-Semitic, Omar (D-Minn) tweeted another comment about Israel on Thursday night.

This time, the freshman lawmaker, who is Muslim, agreed with a liberal activist, who wrote online that current-day Israel is much like the U.S. South was during segregation.

"There are a lot of problems with that comparison," Zeldin (R-N.Y.), who is Jewish, said. "Israel doesn't block - with shotgun-carrying Israelis - Arabs [from getting] to the polls, the Arab votes don't get mysteriously lost on the way to getting counted, Arabs don't have to take literacy tests in order to vote."

He added, "And also when the Palestinians are rewarding people -- terrorists -- for murdering Israelis and Americans, that wasn't happening in the Deep South. So we need to call that out too."

He also said he takes strong exception with Omar calling for leniency for ISIS fighters, supporting disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and backing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

After Omar's tweet, Zeldin posted a tweet and tagged her, revealing an anti-Semitic voicemail he received from a man who said he wished “Hitler would have done his f***ing job.”

Omar responded by calling the message "heinous and hateful" and saying that she is also flooded with similar messages, suggesting they "meet and share notes on how to fight religious discrimination of all kinds."

Zeldin accepted her offer, urging her to support a House resolution that rejects anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred, as a "step in the right direction."


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Zeldin argued that anti-Israel, anti-Semitic hate is infiltrating American culture, education and politics, and he has decided to speak out about it.

"I will meet with any colleague -- either side of the aisle, House, Senate, Republican, Democrat -- to talk about what we agree on, to talk about what we disagree on," Zeldin said.

He said he's happy to meet with Omar, but he called on her to stop with accusations of Islamophobia.

"I've never once mentioned her religion in any way, shape or form. It's about her policy. It's about her rhetoric," Zeldin said.

Omar was invited onto the program as well, but her team only issued a "no comment."

Watch the "America's Newsroom" segment above.


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