The Way with Anoa

Ilhan Omar and How to talk about Israel Lobby Influence with Alex Kotch

Episode Summary

After the explosive conversation earlier this week, Journalist Alex Kotch joins the show to chat about his recent piece in The Guardian "Ilhan Omar is right about the influence of the Israel lobby".

Episode Notes

After the explosive conversation earlier this week, Journalist Alex Kotch joins the show to chat about his recent piece in The Guardian "Ilhan Omar is right about the influence of the Israel lobby". Alex goes through a balanced analysis that considers the scope of Israel lobby influence and helps clarify some lingering misstatements about what AIPAC is and how it operates. A piece by Ryan Grim in the Intercept came out in the midst of these attacks on Representative Omar. Alex and Anoa also discuss who to critique the influence of the lobby while avoiding antisemitic tropes.