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April 28, 2023

Omar no longer a speaker at US Commission on Religious Freedom event

(JNS) — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has compared boycotts of Israel and of Nazi Germany, was slated to deliver opening remarks at a U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom event on Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims, according to a listing shared on Twitter. But the event is now slated for May 1, without the congresswoman on the docket.

Rabbi David Saperstein, director emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (whom JNS was unable to reach via multiple cha...

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