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Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union #2983664
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Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union

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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.

“And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement,” she added.

The resolution attracted some Republican detractors, with Rep. Lee Zeldin slamming Omar for introducing it, saying she brought “her hateful twist” by propping up the BDS movement.

“Israel is our best ally in the Mid East; a beacon of hope, freedom & liberty, surrounded by existential threats,” Zeldin wrote in a tweet. “Shame on Rep 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 resolution affirms the right to boycott as an expression of free speech and cites examples of boycott movements against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and apartheid South Africa.

“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,” Omar said in the resolution introduced Tuesday.

Omar’s measure will be co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., the first female Palestinian-American lawmaker in Congress who openly supports a one-state solution in the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.

But the resolution will likely lead to yet another clash with her fellow Democrats who are mulling a resolution condemning the boycott movement.......

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Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: squidley] #2983670
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This lady seems to dishonestly frame this issue

Many Muslim countries prohibit doing business with Israel

If you try to do business with a sovereign wealth fund from the Middle East, often they will try to force you to boycott Israel in order to do business with them

The anti boycott law that Omar wants to repeal is what prevents this strategy from working

American business people can simply respond that they’re not permitted to agree to such terms and everyone moves on

If Omar has her way many large US business will be forced to make political decisions between Israel and the Muslim world

Since the Muslim world is much larger, Israel will be tossed aside

Unless she is an idiot, Omar must know this but she presents the issue in a very narrow way as if it’s no big deal

Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: squidley] #2983677
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Good, the Israelis have way too much influence on our govt.

Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: squidley] #2983683
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I definitely support the BDS movement

I think Israel is a bad actor and a liability


It’s like the GZA coming on after U-God
Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: mundus] #2983684
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Originally Posted by mundus
Good, the Israelis have way too much influence on our govt.


You do realize that without us having their back, Muslins would genocide the Jews

Maybe you don’t consider that a problem

Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: BillyOcean] #2983686
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Originally Posted by BillyOcean
Originally Posted by mundus
Good, the Israelis have way too much influence on our govt.


You do realize that without us having their back, Muslins would genocide the Jews

Maybe you don’t consider that a problem

Originally Posted by BillyOcean
Originally Posted by mundus
Good, the Israelis have way too much influence on our govt.


You do realize that without us having their back, Muslins would genocide the Jews

Maybe you don’t consider that a problem
Nonsense, they have nukes and one of the best armies in the world, let them fight their own battles and stop buying our Govt.

Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: afoaf] #2983687
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Originally Posted by afoaf
I definitely support the BDS movement

I think Israel is a bad actor and a liability


See above

The effect of removing anti boycott laws would be to economically isolate Israel from the global economy

Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: mundus] #2983688
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Originally Posted by mundus
Originally Posted by BillyOcean
Originally Posted by mundus
Good, the Israelis have way too much influence on our govt.


You do realize that without us having their back, Muslins would genocide the Jews

Maybe you don’t consider that a problem

Originally Posted by BillyOcean
Originally Posted by mundus
Good, the Israelis have way too much influence on our govt.


You do realize that without us having their back, Muslins would genocide the Jews

Maybe you don’t consider that a problem
Nonsense, they have nukes and one of the best armies in the world, let them fight their own battles and stop buying our Govt.


They’re a tiny country and billions of Muslims want to kill them all

Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: squidley] #2983694
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I don't think things are going to end well for the racist anti-semitic democrats.


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Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: Coat Hanger] #2983699
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Originally Posted by Coat Hanger
I don't think things are going to end well for the racist anti-semitic democrats.

So you are going with Israel equals all jews? Pathetic even for you.

Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: mundus] #2983709
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Originally Posted by mundus
Good, the Israelis have way too much influence on our govt.

I agree 1000% fook them.

Let them take care of themselves

Here's how we can get some 911 victim funding


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Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: squidley] #2983712
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See, there is some common ground.

Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: mundus] #2983719
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Originally Posted by mundus
See, there is some common ground.

More than you realize


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Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: squidley] #2983735
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Playing right into Trump's hand.


"The world needs fewer arrogant pricks."
Re: Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union [Re: squidley] #2983899
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What’s up with favoring Muslims over Jews?

This seems anti progressive

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