The attacks on Ilhan Omar are shameful, Islamophobic, and cynical, and she’s right: this was all about money (as well as broader American imperial interests). AIPAC does need to be criticized, and this is absolutely a discussion that needs to be had. I am glad this issue is finally being pushed forward. I am glad your article got into the fact that lobbying is a problem in general, and that AIPAC is far from the only group influencing American public policy.
In general this article makes the perfect case for why criticism of the Israeli lobby isn’t antisemitic (which should be very straightforward), so I have to ask why you would include someone’s tweet that tries to normalize the claim that the U.S. Congress is “Israel-occupied territory.” That tweet runs counter to your own claims that Israel doesn’t control anything in the United States, but only influences it through lobbying and aggressive politics. The distinction is important, because against an occupier you have far less recourse than you do against an aggressive political lobby (just ask the Palestinians), and violence against an occupier is justified under international law. I know you are not calling for violence against Diaspora Jews, so think about what you are repeating.
“Zionist occupation government” is also, I hate to be the first one to tell you this, an extremely popular Neo-Nazi conspiracy theory. The fact that an alleged Jew tweeted that doesn’t mean it’s OK. And it’s very antisemitic to prop up individual Jews that agree with you in the first place (citing surveys showing that most Jews don’t agree with Israeli colonialism in the West Bank is different, because it represents Jews as a whole).
Please work with me here; this issue is important to me and I am well aware that the situation for Palestinians is far more urgent than the situation for Diaspora Jews. I want to be able to share articles critical of Israel that don’t include antisemitic tropes like calling the U.S. Congress “Israel-occupied territory.” Especially when such tweets appear to be included thoughtlessly and irresponsibly, in direct contradiction to the article itself.