GOP Rep Highlights What Omar ‘Honestly’ Left out in Her ‘Honest’ Remarks About Boycotting Israel

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) called out Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for leaving out some important details while she explained her support for boycotting Israel.

On Wednesday, the House debated a resolution regarding the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. BDS is an organized effort to weaken the Israeli economy through boycotting, divesting from Israeli owned companies, and hitting Israel with economic sanctions for their supposed human rights violations.

The latest BDS resolution — which Omar introduced — would place Congressional support behind the BDS movement. Opponents of the BDS movement say it threatens the two-state solution between Israel and Palestine by targetting just one state: Israel.

Supporters, including Omar, argue support for BDS is nothing but support for a nonviolent, free speech movement. In an interview with Al-Monitor, Omar said:

“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.”

Zeldin, however, doesn’t see BDS as a nonviolent movement. He explained what Omar “left out” during her testimony in support of BDS.

Watch Zeldin’s comments:

“[Omar] used the frequent use of the words “honestly” and “honest.” Let’s just get to a lot of what’s left out. So the BDS movement has not distanced itself from Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization. BDS supporters, individually, are not distancing themselves from Hamas, either. It is wrong to be blaming all Israeli and Palestinian violence ‘as being due to an occupation.'”

Zeldin noted that Fathi Hamad, a leader of Hamas, called for his supporters to “kill all Jews” late last week, yet BDS still refuses to cut ties.

“Hamas uses women and children as human shields. They declared Jihad as an obligation. They denied humanitarian aid to their own people. They deny human rights, launching rockets from Gaza into Israel, killing innocent civilians.”

Zeldin called on Congress to stand in opposition to BDS and support “our greatest ally in the Middle East.” He called out Omar again, saying:

“[If] we want to use ‘honest’ and ‘honesty’ in our remarks, we’ll give you a whole lot more honesty.”

What do you think?

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CLAUDE
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Well, pri,e exam[le of the Democratic party……..This woman is part of the “Squad”…………

banstan
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As usual contusion, you are dead wrong about bds. “In 2016, President Barack Obama signed a trade law that barred cooperation with entities that engage in BDS”. Why would obama, of all people, do that if bds is what you try to characterize them as? Omar Barghouti, on of the leaders of the bds movement has been quoted that he opposes “a Jewish state in any part of Palestine.” You go ahead and keep calling all Trump supporters racist and keep lying about actual racist organizations.

General Confusion
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“Her lies about BDS are plain. It’s an anti-Semitic movement, NOT free speech.” I Ching

BS! The BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) is a set of world-wide protests against the Israeli GOVERNMENT not meeting their obligations under international law. It has nothing to do with protesting the PEOPLE of Israel or with being anti-Semitic. You are a liar.

Otis
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Omar is a blight upon Minnesota and AMERICA..

Steve Foster
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Careful they might put a fatwa out on yer head!

Screwtape
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It’s been speculated that what prompted Trump’s tweets was Omar laughing and smiling while she praised the achievements of ISIS and al-Qaeda.

Her lies about BDS are plain. It’s an anti-Semitic movement, NOT free speech.

More tellingly neither she nor her Squadees (Squadettes?) have denounced or commented upon the domestic terrorism by Antifa members against ICE facilities in WA and CO especially since they all want ICE disbanded.

Screwtape
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Omar and her Squadde Tlaib would prefer we back the losers, i.e. the Muslim Palestinians who have failed to build infrastructure, schools, hospitals AFTER 70+ years AND despite tens of billions in foreign aid. Because slaughtering innnocents through rockets and paying off the families of suicide bombers are more important and expensive.

Morte206
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Oh please Lee, everybody knows you’re only against this resolution because you’re a misogynistic, Islamaphobic racist not a rational thinking adult male who happens to be Jewish.

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