Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, a supporter of Israel boycott movements, was part of a recent panel on anti-Semitism hosted by a Jewish group, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Tuesday.
The panel, dubbed “Dismantling Antisemitism, Winning Justice,” was organized by the Jewish Voice for Peace - a left-wing anti-Zionist NGO focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
At the event Tlaib said she loves Jews and rejects anti-Semitism, adding that advocating for Palestinian rights was not a display of anti-Semitism. She added those who harbor anti-Semitic sentiments fall on the right of the political spectrum.
The panel was also attended by Marc Lamont Hill - a former political CNN commentator fired for calling for a Palestinian state "from the river to the see," a phrase viewed as a call to dismantle the Jewish state.
Barbara Ransby, an academic with the University of Illinois at Chicago, who in the past accused Israel of ethnic cleansing, also attended the panel.
Also taking part was Peter Beinart, a Jewish essayist who recently called for a binational Israeli-Palestinian state as a solution to the conflict.
The event was condemned by multiple Jewish groups and commentators, including Bari Weiss - an ex-New York Times editor who left the newspaper after accusing it of a lack of objectivity, including an apparent anti-Semitic bias.
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