USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer spoke to Al Jazeera about the attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar in the lead up to the AIPAC conference.

A lot of the conversation in recent months has been, well, if members of Congress want to talk about Palestinian rights issues, they should talk about Palestinian rights issues and not about the lobby. But the reality is that one of the reasons why it is so difficult to talk about Palestinian rights issues is because of the impact of interest groups and lobby groups. These things are intertwined.