Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) feebly attempted to explain how she could support the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel while opposing President Trump’s sanctions on Iran. Maybe her constant rotation of husbands and boyfriends makes her dizzy. She supports the BDS, the “S” in which stands for sanctions. Perhaps it’s because BDS is an anti-Semitic movement and she is a confirmed lifelong Jew hater.
After the president’s speech on Wednesday, Omar, who was elected Stopantisemitism.org’s anti-Semite of the year for 2019, slammed Trump for promising to impose more sanctions on Iran. She called it “economic warfare.”
This makes no sense. Sanctions are economic warfare.
They have already caused medical shortages and countless deaths in Iran.
You cannot claim to want deescalation and then announce new sanctions with no clear goal. This is not a measured response! https://t.co/sGWtwXuNDT
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— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 8, 2020
Julio Rosas of Townhall asked Omar why BDS is good, but the Iran sanctions were bad. Her answer?
The BDS movement is a movement that is driven by the people, the sanctions on Iran, are sanctions that are being placed to create maximum pressure by a government. That’s very different.
I asked Rep. Omar what her response is to those calling out her support for BDS against Israel while criticizing sanctions against Iran. She said it's "very different" bc BDS is by the people, while Iranian sanctions is by a gov to create maximum pressure.https://t.co/3TVNGFpWy1 pic.twitter.com/e2kC3qfllD
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 9, 2020
But Omar is part of the government. Is she saying she’s not a person? And for the record, the BDS movement is not driven by all people, only those who hate Jews like Omar.
How deep does the congresswoman’s self-deception on this point go? In July she introduced a resolution to get the entire House to support the BDS movement. It failed.
Even the United Nations, no great supporter of Israel, acknowledged in a report on Sept. 24, 2019 that “the objectives, activities, and effects of the BDS movement are fundamentally anti-Semitic.”
Cross posted at The Lid