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Progressive members of Congress, Ilhan Omar resolution seeks to push back against the US laws to ban the boycott of Israel; reaction of the George Mason University law professor Eugene Kontorovich.
High-profile Democrats decrying are attacked a controversial decision from the Rep. Ilhan Omar, in which the right to boycott Israel, Yes, gave, as it closed behind her, and three other first-term women in Congress, by President Trump.
Omar, D-Minn., the resolution proposed at the beginning of this week in an attempt to push back against the US laws to ban Israel boycotted. The text of the measure affirms the right of Americans to organize boycotts of foreign countries.
OMAR LEADS THE RESOLUTION DEFENDED THE BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL, COMPARES IT TO BOYCOTTS OF NAZI GERMANY, SOVIET UNION
While the resolution does not explicitly name Israel or pro-Palestinian Boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, she told the media that the resolution relates to the Jewish state.
“We have the introduction of a resolution will be talking … really about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in relation to the boycott.’
— Ilhan Omar
“We will be introducing a resolution … really talk about American values, support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in relation to the boycott,” Omar Al-Monitor said.
But Democrats, who rushed to Omar’s defense this week after Trump’s Twitter attacks, the critics as a racist, once again in an awkward position of Omar Israel-criticism. Earlier this year, many Democrats condemned the comments of Omar is considered to be anti-Semitic. Now, some members are not clear, they are on Board with their BDS resolution.
This year, 2015 file photo, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., speaks during a press conference with house Democrats on Capitol Hill.
(Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
California’s democratic Republic, Brad Sherman, one of the older Jewish legislators in the house, told The Jerusalem Post that the resolution proposed by fellow Democrat is not serious.
“I can’t imagine, to highlight each Committee is, or take it seriously, no pro-BDS resolution,” said Sherman.
“I am concerned about the overall BDS movement worldwide, as an economic matter? No. As an attempt to delegitimize Israel, of course. The comments here today are a tiny fraction of delegitimizing effort.”
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Rep. Eliot L. Engel does not mention — a New York Democrat, has a primary challenge, supported by the justice Democrats, a group of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-specifically Omar but criticized the BDS movement as a “cancer”.
“I think that the BDS movement is harmful, and anyone who supports it is making a big mistake,” he told The Washington Times.
Sherman said in the same newspaper, the measure was “dead on arrival.”
“I think that the BDS movement is harmful, and anyone who supports it is making a big mistake.’
— Rep. Eliot L. Engel
Pro-Israel Democrats, meanwhile, an anti-BDS resolution that passed the house Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, the accused is punished by the boycott movement against the Jewish state from the promotion of “the principles of collective guilt, the mass and the insulation.”proposed
Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., said during the Committee hearing that the BDS provides for the movement, “a world without Israel,” and adds, “I reject this!”
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Omar’s resolution, co-sponsored by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and John Lewis, D-Ga., reaffirms the right to boycott, as an expression of free speech — and even cited examples of boycott movements against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and apartheid in South Africa.
“Americans who have a conscience, a proud history of participation in boycotts for human rights abroad, including … the boycott of Nazi Germany from March 1933 until October 1941, in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust,” Omar said, at a resolution Tuesday introduced.