Peter Beinart In Conversation with Representative Ilhan Omar

February 10, 2023

Last week, the House of Representatives voted to remove Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee, allegedly on the grounds that she’s made antisemitic statements. In truth, the removal constitutes retaliation for her fierce devotion to human rights, and her refusal to make an exception for the United States and its allies, including Israel. Join Representative Omar for a conversation with Jewish Currents editor-at-large Peter Beinart about the events of last week, the claims that she’s antisemitic, and her ongoing struggle to make the United States a more just global actor.

Cosponsored by The Beinart Notebook and the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

The Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) works to defend and support Palestinian rights, end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, and ensure a just and secure future for Palestinians and Israelis. FMEP advances this goal through its grants program, public programming, and research.