February 14, 2019
Last weekend, freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) used her Twitter account to promote a classic antisemitic trope, accusing American Jews of paying off elected officials to maintain the U.S.-Israel relationship. Omar issued an apology after her remarks were met with widespread condemnation, including from the Democratic leadership. Was her apology sincere? Will she learn from this episode and become an ally in the fight against antisemitism? AJC CEO David Harris joins us to discuss the incident and the urgent need to confront antisemitism in all its forms.
Meanwhile, this week, the French government released a report showing a 74% increase in antisemitic incidents in 2018 amidst a wave of vandalism against Jewish sites in Paris. AJC Paris Director Anne-Sophie Sebban-Bécache joins us to discuss the staggering statistics and AJC’s role in urging French authorities to redouble their efforts to tackle the sources of antisemitism.
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