July 17, 2019


Omar [D-MN] introduced a resolution Tuesday in support of groups wanting to boycott Israel while comparing them to the American Jews who boycotted Nazi Germany.

“Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad, including … boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust,” the Minnesota Democrat’s resolution stated.

In the hearing, Omar also compared the boycotts of Israel to the Boston Tea Party.

Here’s a screen shot of Omar’s resolution:

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In response, as the Washington Examiner notes, “Rep. Lee Zeldin criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar for supporting a movement he said was linked to Hamas after she introduced a resolution supporting the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement:”

“My colleague who just spoke used the frequent use of the words ‘honestly’ and ‘honest.’ Let’s just get to a lot of what is left out,” the 39-year-old New York Republican said Wednesday, referring to Omar, who had just given a speech during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing supporting a resolution promoting the BDS movement. “The BDS movment has not distanced itself from Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization. BDS supporters individually are not distancing themselves from Hamas either.”

The Jewish representative then went on to explain that a senior Hamas official has called for the death of all Jews last week.

Zeldin continued to criticize the resolution after the hearing in a statement: “[T]here are Members of this House who continue to prop up the BDS movement and blame Israel for all of its challenges. Israel is our best ally in the Middle East; a beacon of hope, freedom and liberty surrounded by existential threats. Shame on Rep. Omar for bringing her hateful twist of this reality today to the committee and this chamber.”

Exit question from Twitchy (also the source of the above screen shot): “Has anyone asked Chuck Schumer about this? Senate Minority Leader is on record calling BDS ‘anti-Semitism.’”

Earlier: Omar: I ‘Do Not’ Regret Past Anti-Semitic Comments.

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