Ilhan Omar tries to explain why sanctions on Iran are bad but sanctions on Israel are good

Ilhan Omar tries to explain why sanctions on Iran are bad but sanctions on Israel are good
Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: YouTube screen grab)

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.”

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.

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

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz is editor and publisher of the The Lid, and a weekly political columnist for the Jewish Star and TruthRevolt. He has also contributed to Breitbart.com, HotAir, and PJ Media’s Tattler.