The close-knit "troop" of progressive lawmakers for beginners has begun to take a strange new stand – defending Israel boycotts by comparing them to boycotts against Nazi Germany.
Rep. Latest Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Conducted this settlement and spoke on Tuesday against a bipartisan resolution against the known as BDS movement that calls for boycott, sale and sanctions against Israel.
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"The right to boycott is deeply rooted in the structure of our country," said Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, in response, "Americans boycotted Nazi Germany Dehumanization, imprisonment and genocide of the Jewish people. "She also referred to boycotts against apartheid in South Africa.
The anti-BDS bill was passed by a vote of 398-1
Days before, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Introduced a separate resolution that subtly supported BDS without expressly mentioning Israel, which included a comparison with National Socialist Germany.
"While Americans are proud of it, Boycotts for human rights abroad, including the boycott of National Socialist Germany in March 19 33 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the US Jewish people in the run-up to the Holocaust, "stated the resolution.
In comments to Al-Monitor, Omar said that the resolution "is an opportunity for us to explain why we support a non-violent movement BDS movement. "
Some Jewish lawmakers have balked at the comparison and continued support of the cadre for BDS.
"By turning the knife, the text of Omar's Pro-BDS resolution even attempts to draw a morality equivalent to the boycott of Nazi Germany," Deputy Lee Zeldin, RN.Y., wrote in a Fox News issue
In the past, Omar accused Congressional members of supporting Israel on the back of lobbyists, implying that this is the case to be paid by F. She claimed on Twitter that US support for Israel "is all about the Benjamins baby Later, she deleted the tweet and apologized.
Of the other squad members, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., voted for the anti-BDS law, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN. Y. joined Tlaib and Omar as she resisted.
Ocasio-Cortez justified her vote against Buzzfeed News by stating that it is about freedom of speech and support of nonviolent protest.
It is people in others ka forces and I would hate to be a part of it, you know, to pave that kind of path, "she said. Israel has been exposed to attacks from the Hamas-led Gaza Strip for years, most recently with rockets fired on Israel in May.
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Despite the support of the BDS by some of the American left, the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has spoken out against it in the past.
CLICK HERE TO OBTAIN THE FOX NEWS APP Support Israel's boycott, "Abbas told South African reporters in the Times of Israel in 2013. He said he supports the boycott of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
"But we do not ask anyone to boycott Israel itself," he said, saying, "We have relations with Israel, we have mutual recognition of Israel. "
Fox News & # 39; Lukas Mikelionis has contributed to this report.