Squad member Rashida Tlaib, accused of being anti-Semitic, to speak on panel about anti-Semitism


A panel on anti-Semitism is raising some eyebrows as it includes figures like Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who repeatedly have been accused of bigotry.

The event, titled "Dismantling Anti-Semitism, Winning Justice," also features professor Marc Lamont Hill and writer Peter Beinart, both of whom have been critical of the Israeli government. Beinart previously called for abandoning a two-state solution and for a Jewish home that is not Jewish state in a New York Times op-ed while Lamont Hill was reportedly fired from CNN over comments he made on Palestine.

Tlaib was criticized by House Republicans after describing the "calm feeling" she experienced when thinking about the Holocaust. However, the congresswoman said her critics were policing and "twisting" her words and defended the comments she made.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., condemned those comments last May, calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to "take swift action and mak... (Read more)

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