Pot, meet kettle. Last Friday, Rep. Ilhan Omar bristled over an ad for a new GOP super PAC that highlights the evils of socialism, claiming that the 30-second spot somehow “incites violence.” It would appear that the anti-Semitic congresswoman knows a good bit about inciting violence. Two days later, she announced on national television that she believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s very existence is a threat to peace in the region. It’s not difficult to imagine her fellow Islamists taking this as an open invitation to attempt to take out the Israeli leader.
In an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Omar (D-MN) said she hopes Israel moves in a different direction as the nation heads toward another election on Tuesday. “I certainly hope that the people of Israel make a different decision and my hope is that they recognize that his existence, his policies, his rhetoric really is contradictory to the peace that we are all hoping for the region to see and see soon,” she told viewers.
Her wording left much to be desired, defining Netanyahu as a threat to peace while promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), something members of her own party here in the U.S. have referred to as “anti-Semitic” and “anti-American. (RELATED: Omar Slams Pelosi For Criticizing Her Support of ‘Bigoted’ Movement)
Netanyahu’s existence as the leader of Israel has diminished any hope for a two-state solution and we can’t be expected to be silent about that! https://t.co/A6pVIGWc59
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 15, 2019
During the TV interview Omar continued by pushing the BDS movement which seeks to target U.S. companies that do business with Israel.
In a speech to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference earlier this year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi heavily criticized the movement. “We must also be vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy, and that includes BDS,” she argued. “I simply declare – to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country.”
Huh? Kind of sounds like she’s saying Omar should “go back” to where she came from, but that’s another story. (RELATED: Tlaib Compares Israel to Nazi Germany in House Speech On Boycott Resolution)
Netanyahu’s policies and rhetoric are “contradictory to the peace” the region is seeking, @IlhanMN says. She argues, “The opportunity to boycott, divest, sanction” to protest those policies can help advance the cause of peace. pic.twitter.com/vcZSVlsF38
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) September 15, 2019
In a push for the movement in front of Congress, Omar’s fellow “Squad” member, Rashida Tlaib, compared Israel to Nazi Germany. She asserted there is a “right to boycott” our Jewish allies and, as an example noted that “Americans boycotted Nazi Germany in response to dehumanization, imprisonment, and genocide of Jewish people.”
Netanyahu’s government barred Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel earlier this year due to their support for BDS and the fact that they were planning to promote it within the country’s borders. “It became clear that they are planning a trip whose sole purpose was strengthening the boycott and negating the legitimacy of Israel,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.
Now Omar wants to negate Netanyahu’s very existence.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession