Omar Introduces House Resolution Defending Boycott of Israel

  • 2019-07-18
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Omar Introduces House Resolution Defending Boycott of Israel
Lorie Shaull [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
 
Representative Ilhan Omar has been accused of anti-Semitism for some of her past comments. Now, the representative has introduced a House resolution calling for the boycott of Israel.

According to Fox News:

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar proposed a resolution this week supporting the right to boycott Israel, likening the boycott of the Jewish state to boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

Omar’s resolution seeks to push back against U.S. laws banning the boycott of Israel and affirms the right of Americans to organize boycotts of foreign countries if they so wish.

While the resolution doesn’t explicitly name Israel or the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, she told media outlets that the resolution concerns the Jewish state.

“We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar told Al-Monitor.

She went on to state that she supports a non-violent movement known as BDS or boycotts, divestments, and sanctions of the Jewish state.

 Source: TTN

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