Days after Trump’s controversial Tweet, Rep. Omar decided to display her disdain for Israel.
This week, Omar introduced a resolution supporting the right to boycott Israel.
Sadly, Omar compared a boycott of the Jewish state to boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
As Fox News explains:
“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.”
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
BDS for Dummies
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Of course, a boycott might sound pretty benign. Especially when it’s wrapped up with some punchy little initials, like BDS. But don’t be fooled, this movement is actually detrimental to the goals of peace in the middle east.
There is only one reason Israel holds land on the west bank. They were invaded by Jordan in a six-day war in 1966. Since then, Israel has tried to return the land to the Palestinians. Therefore, “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” are totally unnecessary. If you’re asking why the Palestinians don’t just accept the land and form their own country, it’s important to note Israel’s condition. They want to live in peace. That’s all.
Israel holds more freedom than almost any other country in the world. Further, they certainly hold the most freedom in the middle east. Let’s think about that for a moment. The middle east is known for it’s oppression and human rights violations. But Israel upholds the rights of women and minority groups such as the LGBTQ community. The Arabs in Israel enjoy more liberties than Arabs in any other Arab nation, across the globe.
Logic tells us that if we’re dealing with human rights violations, shouldn’t we start where conditions are the worst? And if we follow that logic a little further, we have to ask ourselves “where is the BDS for North Korea? Or Syria? Why are we starting in the most peaceful nation with economic choke out?
And why were questioning this treatment of Israel, let’s not forget that Israel didn’t want to set up check-points on the border of the west bank. Nor did they want to encase their country in a border fence. But years of tragic suicide bombings coupled with other terrorist attacks left Israel with no choice.
What do we have to lose?
Last, but certainly not least, we have to wonder what else we lose when we boycott Israel? Omar paints this resolution as an effort to defends the rights of Americans, but she’s yet to present an argument defending BDS that makes sense. Even most democrats shy away from this legislation considering Trump brokered a make-shift peace on the left. (Of course, by peace, I mean Trump’s criticisms forced leftists to band together just long enough to weather the storm.)
Ironically, Democrats constantly point out that limiting the flow of migrants from the southern border of the United States cuts off some of our labor force. Yet, they are not at all concerned about protecting the human resources that come from Israel. They boast some of the leading innovators across the fields of technology, medicine, and renewable energy. Further, Israelis work on global crises such as water conservation. BDS wants to stop these amazing scientists from freely sharing their knowledge. Which leaves only one logical conclusion. BDS is really just BS.
So why does Rep. Omar want to support BDS? Because she operates from a place of anti-American sentiments. And if leftists believe Trump is the only one wishing Omar didn’t occupy the House, think again.
At Trump’s North Carolina rally, the jam-packed crowds made their position crystal clear. After chants of “we want Trump, we want Trump,” they turned their attention to Omar with cries of “Send her back, send her back!”
Apparently, patriotism is back in style.