Omar’s resolution to support BDS cites Nazi boycotts, Boston Tea Party

By Audrey Conklin

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s legislation that offers support to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement cites the Boston Tea Party and boycotts against Nazis.

The freshman congresswoman introduced the legislation Tuesday “in response to a widespread campaign being waged by the Israeli government and its U.S. supporters to silence Americans who choose to engage in BDS,” according to a press release from Omar’s office.

Omar said during a Wednesday hearing, “We must support efforts to end the occupation and achieve a two-state solution. … This week, I introduce a resolution … [that] recognizes the proud history of boycott movements in this country dating back to the Boston Tea Party.”

H.R. 496 reads, “Boycotts have been effectively used in the United States by advocates for equal rights since the Boston Tea Party.”

“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 resolution continues.

The official BDS Twitter account responded to the bill in a tweet, saying, “The BDS movement for Palestinian rights warmly welcomes the resolution introduced by [Democratic] Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib [of Michigan] and US civil rights veteran John Lewis [of Georgia] ‘Affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights.’”

Jewish Republican New York Rep. Lee Zeldin, who was in attendance at Omar’s Wednesday hearing, wrote on Twitter, “Israel is our best ally in the Mid East; a beacon of hope, freedom & liberty, surrounded by existential threats. Shame on [Omar] for bringing her hateful twist on that reality to House Foreign today, propping up the BDS movement & blaming Israel for all of its challenges.”

The official BDS website says its movement advocates for “the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity,” but many others, including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) — an organization that aims to stop the defamation of Jewish people — believe BDS poses a threat to Jewish people.

ADL’s official website says the BDS movement “rejects Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state” and ” is the most prominent effort to undermine Israel’s existence.”

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6 thoughts on “Omar’s resolution to support BDS cites Nazi boycotts, Boston Tea Party

  1. This vocal member of ” The Squad ” and all her anti-everything, America, Anti-Semitic
    remarks…….. this just shows how vile Congress has become.

    Keep this ” Fool ” and the other 3 stooges in the limelight, they will destroy her own party
    from within.

    DemocRATs, are running scared as they have to defend this Fool !!

  2. Yep Anne, omar is the mooslime snake of which you speak. Anti Semitic and proud of it but call her out and your a racist the only defense she has is calling you names. She should be
    in federal prison for tax evasion and immigration fraud yet shes now a leader of the leftarded demontwits. The 4 squats are the enemy within.

  3. “Oh, please save me, kind woman, from freezing to death” cried the snake. ” Take me in “.

    So the kind woman took the snake in. And then, the snake bit her. As she was dying, the woman asked “Why did you do this? I took pity on you and took you in and cared for you”. The snake replied, ” YOU KNEW I WAS A SNAKE WHEN YOU TOOK ME IN”.

    Sound Familiar?

  4. Where is Welch on this woman’s vile, hate filled comments directed at the United States and Americans. Leahy? Their silence tells me THEY AGREE!

    • You won’t hear any of them speak out against these haters. They are afraid of the repercussions from their own party. Hypocrites all of them.

      • Leahy doesn’t know where he is or why he’s there unless his aides tell him.

        Skeletor Welch has no excuse – he only keeps his seat because he’s got a ‘D’ after his name. He always appears scared to death he’ll get a hard question during an interview.

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