Omar’s Resolution To Support BDS Cites Nazi Boycotts, Boston Tea Party

The Daily Caller | 7/17/2019 | Staff
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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced legislation Tuesday that supports the anti-Israel BDS movement.

The bill cites the First Amendment, the Boston Tea Party and boycotts against Nazi Germany to support its cause.

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A statement from Omar’s office says the bill is a response to a “widespread campaign being waged by the Israeli government … to silence Americans who choose to engage in BDS.”

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s legislation that offers support to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement cites the Boston Tea Party and boycotts against Nazis.

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The freshman congresswoman introduced the legislation Tuesday “in response to a widespread campaign being waged by the Israeli government and its U.S. supporters to silence Americans who choose to engage in BDS,” according to a press release from Omar’s office.

Omar said during a Wednesday hearing, “We must support efforts to end the occupation and achieve a two-state solution. … This week, I introduce a resolution … [that] recognizes the proud history of boycott movements in this country dating back to the Boston Tea Party.”

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H.R. 496 reads, “Boycotts have been effectively used in the United States by advocates for equal rights since the Boston Tea Party.”

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“Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad, including … boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust,” the resolution continues.

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