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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is confronted by hundreds of protesters waving Israeli flags in California following her controversial remarks about Israel 

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has faced hundreds of protesters waving Israeli flags in California following her controversial remarks about Israel
Omar was met by the group of angry protesters as she attended an annual fundraiser for a Muslim American advocacy group in Woodland Hills on Saturday.

Protesters waved Israeli and pro-Trump flags outside a Hilton hotel where the Council of American-Islamic Relations event was being held. 
Protesters demonstrated against Ilhan Omar in Woodland Hills, California on Saturday outside a fundraising event for Muslim Americans
Protesters demonstrated against Ilhan Omar in Woodland Hills, California on Saturday outside a fundraising event for Muslim Americans
Omar was met by the group of angry protesters as she attended an annual fundraiser for a Muslim American advocacy group
Omar was met by the group of angry protesters as she attended an annual fundraiser for a Muslim American advocacy group
They could be heard screaming 'Burn the Quran!' and 'Shame on you, terrorists'.
Meanwhile, Omar - who is Muslim - was given a standing ovation inside and told the crowd the protest was ironic because some people say her religion is oppressive to women. 
'Today they gather outside to protest a Muslim woman who is in Congress,' Omar said.
The protests came after Omar, who is one of the first Muslim women in Congress, provoked outrage last month when she suggested that supporters of Israel were urging lawmakers to have 'allegiance to a foreign country'. 
The first-term Minnesota Congresswoman's repeated criticisms of Israel and a powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington have been widely condemned as anti-Semitic.  
Omar (above on Thursday) provoked outrage last month when she suggested that supporters of Israel were urging lawmakers to have 'allegiance to a foreign country'
Omar (above on Thursday) provoked outrage last month when she suggested that supporters of Israel were urging lawmakers to have 'allegiance to a foreign country'
A protestor holds a placard during a demonstration against the Minnesota Congresswoman
A protestor holds a placard during a demonstration against the Minnesota Congresswoman
John Turano, center, separates the man raising his hands, left, and the man spraying mace, who got into a shoving match during the protest on Saturday
John Turano, center, separates the man raising his hands, left, and the man spraying mace, who got into a shoving match during the protest on Saturday
Several lawmakers expressed outrage over Omar's comments, warning that she was peddling in age-old anti-Semitic tropes about Jews having dual allegiances
Several lawmakers expressed outrage over Omar's comments, warning that she was peddling in age-old anti-Semitic tropes about Jews having dual allegiances
Protesters waved Israeli and pro-Trump flags outside a Hilton hotel where the Council of American-Islamic Relations event was being held
Protesters waved Israeli and pro-Trump flags outside a Hilton hotel where the Council of American-Islamic Relations event was being held
Omar, a former Somali refugee, was assailed by Democrats and Republicans alike for the comments.
Several lawmakers expressed outrage, warning that Omar was peddling in age-old anti-Semitic tropes about Jews having dual allegiances. 
She later apologized for the comment but Republicans have kept citing it as evidence of creeping bigotry.  
President Donald Trump, who routinely cites his support of Israel, said on Friday: 'The Democrats have very much proven to be anti-Israel.
'There's no question about that. And it's a disgrace. I mean, I don't know what's happened to them but they are totally anti-Israel. Frankly, I think they're anti-Jewish.' 
Protesters hold banners and flags during a demonstration outside the hotel on Saturday
Protesters hold banners and flags during a demonstration outside the hotel on Saturday
Police detain a man who got into a shoving match with a member of the same group at a California rally against Rep. Ilhan Omar
Police detain a man who got into a shoving match with a member of the same group at a California rally against Rep. Ilhan Omar

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