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The U.S. state Department recently revised its definition of anti-Semitism, in an apparent reaction to the recent statements and actions by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
The previous definition of anti-Semitism, issued in may, listed 10 examples. The revised definition now includes 11 examples add that anti-Semitism comparisons of now “of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.”
The head of a US-American pro-Israel organization, praised the move last week.
HOUSE OVERWHLEMINGLY OKS RESOLUTION OPPOSING BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL IN A RARE BIPARTISAN VOTE
“Kudos to @SecPompeo and special representative Elan Carr,” Adam Milstein, a philanthropist and co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation, wrote on Twitter. “It is more clear now, the BDS movement is disgusting is Antisemitic.”
BDS refers to the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and sanctions movement, whose followers call for the withdrawal of financial support for the Israeli government, in protest against the treatment of the Palestinian people.
The State Department review of last month’s overwhelming bipartisan 398-17 with the votes of the US house of representatives against an international effort to boycott Israel.
Omar ‘ s intention
Omar, who cast one of 17 votes against, countered with a resolution of your own, however, support the right to boycott foreign governments ” for human rights abroad,” and compared the action to the boycott of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
Not to mention your resolution, Israel or the Palestinians. But they made it clear to her, as she spoke with reporters.
“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. “And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is that we support a non-violent movement, which the BDS movement.”
But several house Democrats, passage was Omar’s resolution has little chance.
“I can’t imagine, to highlight each Committee is, or take it seriously, no pro-BDS resolution,” U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., last month said.
“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.”
Petition Censorship, Omar, Tlaib
Meanwhile, the Washington-based American center for law and justice recently launched an online petition was started, calling for the Congress of the censorship, Omar, as well as their democratic colleague, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, about the rhetoric, the ACLJ describes as anti-Semitic.
“Rep. Omar said that support for Israel is” all about the Benjamins ” – a fanatical accusation that the Jews control all the money,” the petition States. “She is attacked, Jews and anyone who supports Israel with dual-loyalty – another anti-Semitic stereotype.
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“Rep. Tlaib said she has a “calming feeling” about the Holocaust,” the petition continues. “Someone espousing such bigoted views should the committees have no access to classified information or to sit in Congress-such as the Committee for Foreign Affairs.”
It is said later: “act with us. Fight back against anti-Semitism. The demand and Omar and Tlaib removed from the committees and censored.”
Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this story.