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What firestorm over Rep. Omar says about U.S. anti-Semitism

Clip: 03/08/2019 | 11m 37s Video has closed captioning.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., faced a firestorm recently after suggesting political support for Israel might entail "allegiance to a foreign country." After critics slammed her remarks as anti-Semitic, the freshman congresswoman apologized, and House Democrats wrote a resolution condemning bigotry. Nick Schifrin talks to The Israel Project’s Josh Block and J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami.

Aired: 03/08/19

Rating: NR

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