Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar Introduces Bill Affirming the Right to Boycott

Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar introduce resolution aimed at bolstering Israel boycotts 'They're haters; they're bigots': Levin rips Ilhan Omar's latest anti-Semitic comments
Patty Aguilar | 19 July, 2019, 21:58

The two lawmakers' visit comes after US President Donald Trump targeted them in recent tweets, saying they - and two other freshmen liberal congresswomen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY and Ayanna Pressley of MA - hated America and Israel and should "go back" to the "crime-infested places from which they came". "I'm looking forward to this measure being brought to a vote on the House floor, to emphasize the broad support for a two-state solution and for combating bias and anti-Semitism".

The bill is "in response to a widespread campaign being waged by the Israeli government and its US supporters to silence Americans who choose to engage in BDS", the lawmakers acknowledged in a statement.

Netanyahu has made no secret of what he thinks about the lawmakers' anti-Israel musings, however.

Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (Minn.) have introduced a resolution restricting legislative measures to stop boycotts, while promoting it as an endorsement for the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement against Israel.

Although the resolution does not explicitly name Israel or BDS, she told Al-Monitor, "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".

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

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In other words, this is a symbolic political stunt in response to a symbolic political stunt.

The BDS movement aims to deprive Israel of economic investment and impose sanctions in order to fight "Israel's oppression of Palestinians", according to the Palestinian BDS National Committee. Israel counters that the movement masks its motivation to delegitimize or destroy the Jewish state.

There are laws against BDS, which deny state jobs and resources to taxpaying citizens for their decisions on whom to do business with, in 27 states.

But Blue Dog Democrats, the moderate or conservative members of the House majority - some of whom who have rebranded themselves as the "Problem Solvers" caucus - sound virtually indistinguishable from the GOP on the issue.

Rep. Brad Sherman, California Democrat and one of the more senior Jewish lawmakers in the chamber, told The Washington Times the resolution was "dead on arrival".

"I stand against a two-state solution", said Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., pointing to Hamas' victory in the 2006 Palestinian elections. "The comments here today are a tiny part of that delegitimizing effort".

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