Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar recently made comments that attracted the attention of the American people, as well the world. Speaking at a town hall-style event in D.C., she was asked a question about navigating claims of anti-Semitism.
Her response sparked controversy, and led to the House putting forth a bill condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy, and other forms of hate.
Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, joined Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, and Remi Kanazi, a Palestinian-American poet, writer and organizer based in New York City, to discuss the situation.
A full transcript of this interview is available at Democracy Now!