Via Free Beacon:

Liberal writer Peter Beinart erupted at fellow CNN panelist Rich Lowry on Monday while attempting to excuse Palestinian violence toward Israelis, saying he didn’t agree but they also didn’t have to be “saints” to have rights.

The debate began following a news conference by Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), the two Muslim congresswomen recently denied entry to the country over their support for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement. Condemned by the Anti-Defamation League, BDS has links to terrorism and has been called anti-Semitic by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.).

Miftah, the Palestinian nonprofit that organized Tlaib and Omar’s delegation to Israel, promoted the anti-Semitic “blood libel” conspiracy theory that accused Jews of putting Christian blood in in matzah. It also has terrorist sympathizers among its membership.

Beinart, a writer for The Atlantic, bristled when The Lead fill-in host John Berman noted Miftah’s ugly background and Omar only making a passive reference to it in her comments.

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