A spokeswoman for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has apologized after questioning whether the “American-Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel,” Politico reports. “In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive. Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one's country come with painful history,” Belén Sisa, Sanders’ national deputy press secretary, was quoted as telling Politico. “At a time when so many communities in our country feel under attack by the president and his allies, I absolutely recognize that we need to address these issues with greater care and sensitivity to their historical resonance, and I'm committed to doing that in the future.” The comment—which has been condemned by Jewish leaders on the right and left as anti-Semitic—was posted by Sisa on a Facebook thread Sunday where she said she, like Sanders, stood with freshman congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar. The post has since been deleted.