Rep. llhan Omar (D-MN) is doing what she does best: ruffle the feathers of everyone and peddling her anti-Semitic agenda on the Hill. She’s trash. Pure and simple, but sits on the House Foreign Relations Committee, which brought forward a non-binding resolution condemning the anti-Israel Boycotts, Disinvestments, and Sanctions movement. Omar, in true fashion, defended the movement and compared it to the Boston Tea Party. She also referred to Israel as an occupier regarding the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israel is our best ally in the Mid East; a beacon of hope, freedom & liberty, surrounded by existential threats. Shame on Rep @Ilhan 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 pic.twitter.com/y975D0JCaC
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) July 17, 2019
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) wasn’t having any of her nonsense, but it didn’t stop her from introducing a resolution that counters the one passed by the committee. The BDS crew was quite pleased (via NRO):
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. “And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement.”
The announcement comes on the same day that the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on which Omar sits, plans to vote on another non-binding resolution explicitly condemning the BDS movement as an attempt to “undermine the two state solution” by demanding “concessions of one party alone and encourag[ing] Palestinians to reject negotiations in favor of international pressure.”
The anti-BDS resolution further notes that the movement’s founder, Omar Bharghouti, has openly dismissed the possibility of reaching any settlement that allows the state of Israel to retain its sovereignty.
Omar is expected to cast the lone vote against the anti-BDS resolution, further highlighting the divide between herself and the panel’s older, more-established lawmakers, who have condemned her comments about Israel in the past.
(Read more from “What Ilhan Omar Just Said About the Anti-Israel BDS Movement and the Boston Tea Party Should Strip Her of Committee Seat” HERE)