Friday, February 15, 2019

Ilhan Omar on The Daily Show

My congressional representative, Ilhan Omer (D-MN) was interviewed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah this time last week.

It was an insightful and wide-ranging interview of a woman for whom I have a lot of respect.

Among other things, Rep. Omar talked about out how Congress can set a budget that creates positive change. She also shared what she has learned from the backlash against her tweet about the government of Israel and its policies.

NEXT: Progressive Perspectives on
the Ilhan Omar “Controversy”

Related Off-site Links:
Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar Draws Ire for "Accurately Describing How the Israel Lobby Works" – Julia Conley (Common Dreams, February 11, 2019).
No, Ilhan Omar Is Not Anti-Semitic for Calling Out AIPAC – Peter Felds (Forward, February 11, 2019).
Ilhan Omar Apologizes for Statements Condemned as Anti-SemiticThe New York Times, February 11, 2019).
As Omar "Unequivocally" Apologizes, Critics Rip Democratic Leaders for Trying to "Silence Criticism" of AIPAC – Jon Queally (Common Dreamst, February 11, 2017).
Sorry, Democrats: Your NRA Is Spelled AIPAC – MJ Rosenberg (The Huffington Post, October 5, 2017).
Democrats Forced to Confront Growing Divide Over Israel Heading Into 2020 – Gregory Krieg and Eric Bradner (CNN, February 11, 2017).
Who's Afraid of Ilhan Omar? – Hunter DeRensis (The National Interest via Yahoo! News, February 12, 2017).
Anti-Semitism and Hypocrisy at the Top: A Jewish Response – Wes Howard-Brook (Radical Discipleship, February 12, 2017).
There Is a Taboo Against Criticizing AIPAC – and Ilhan Omar Just Destroyed It – Mehdi Hasan (The Intercept, February 12, 2019).
Rep. Ilhan Omar Claps Back at the Bigot In Chief: "You Have Trafficked in Hate Your Whole Life" – Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (The Root, February 13, 2019).
Rep. Ilhan Omar Applauded for Grilling Elliott Abrams Over Role in US-Backed Genocide, Massacres, and Death Squads in Latin America – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams, February 13, 2019).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Israeli Policy, Not Anti-Semitism, at the Root of Disruption at Creating Change 2016 Conference
For Some Jews, Israel's Treatment of Palestinians is Yet Another Jewish Tragedy
Quote of the Day – August 12, 2014
Thoughts on Prayer in a "Summer of Strife"
"We Will Come Together in Our Pain"
In Search of a "Global Ethic"

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