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Rep. Ilhan Omar Endorses BDS on Face the Nation

Rep. Ilhan Omar Endorses BDS on Face the Nation

“the opportunity to boycott divest sanction is the kind of pressure that leads to that peaceful process”

Sunday, Rep. Ilhan Omar joined Face the Nation where she used the platform to promote the boycott, divest, and sanction movement (BDS) against Israel, though she denies supporting the movement while running for office.

After attempting to justify her controversial 9/11 remarks (“some people did something”), Omar suggested that BDS was the best avenue to “advance the cause of peace.”

Transcript here:

MARGARET BRENNAN: You were specifically banned by the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu from visiting that country. He faces a very tough election in the next few days. If he doesn’t win, are you going to try to go back and do you stand by your call for a boycott of Israel?

REP. OMAR: 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 that that region receives and receives soon. Just right now if you look at the annexation that’s taking place, for many of us in Congress there has been long standing support for its two state solution and this annexation now is going to make sure that that peace process does not happen. And we will not get to a two state solution. I think what is really important is for people to understand that you have to give people the opportunity to seek the kind of justice they want in a peaceful way. And I think the opportunity to boycott divest sanction is the kind of pressure that leads to that peaceful process.

Just over a month ago, Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib were denied entry to Israel for their support of the BDS movement. PM Netanyahu said, “it became clear that they were planning a campaign whose sole purpose was to strengthen the boycott and negate Israel’s legitimacy.”

Professor Jacobson blogged:

Anti-Israel representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both of whom support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement (though they denied that while running for office), are planning a trip to Israel. BDS is widely recognized as anti-Semitic and subterfuge for the destruction of Israel. Both also credibly have been accused of making anti-Semitic statements themselves.

The trip reportedly was to include the Temple Mount, where the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are built on top of the destroyed Jewish Temples. It is the holiest place in Judaism, but has been used for a century by Arab rulers to incited violence against Jews. Jews are barred from praying on the Temple Mount, but are allowed to visit, which invariably leads to Arab harassment of the visitors and often riots.

The plan by Omar and Tlaib to visit the Temple Mount was considered a provocation that could lead to violence, or at least be used by Palestinians against Israel.

Under Israeli law, Israel can bar entry to supporters of BDS, though it is not absolute and the government has discretion. The Israeli government initially decided to allow them entry to maintain good relations with Congress.

There were numerous reports that Trump was not happy with that decision, and conveyed messages that Omar and Tlaib should be denied entry.


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This Jew-hating POS fraud should be prosecuted and run out of the country.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to | September 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm


    Why is this immoral Terrorist not already in jail waiting for the Traitor’s firing squad?

    She can’t be run out of the country, no matter what she does. She’s a US citizen, so it’s her country as much as ours.

      Paul In Sweden in reply to Milhouse. | September 17, 2019 at 3:52 am

      “…She’s a US citizen” Milhouse, Omar, if that is actually her name, is a naturalized citizen that may have gained entry to the country fraudulently with other family members.

      Is there any fire behind all that smoke regarding the multiple allegations of immigration fraud? I do not know. I also do not feel confident that the allegations of immigration fraud will be investigated.

      Milhouse, if the woman using the name Omar is found to have entered the country via fraud and in addition to that married a sibling that would be immigration fraud.

      If the woman using the name Omar entered the country falsely and additionally committed another serious crime how solid is that right to citizenship of the woman calling herself Omar?

        No, Paul. It makes absolutely no difference what her original name was, or what misrepresentations her father may have made when the family immigrated. She was lawfully present in the USA, she applied for naturalization in the usual way, and nobody even alleges that she told any lies on the process. Therefore her naturalization was valid and cannot ever be revoked. Any fraud she may have committed after that time, including immigration fraud if in fact she did so, cannot affect her status.

          Paul In Sweden in reply to Milhouse. | September 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm

          Hmmm… That is quite alarming Milhouse. We know that in addition to individuals committing fraud during the immigration process and during the refugee process the international refugee program is wrought with corruption & bias(i.e. Persecuted Christians can rot and hold their breath in refugee camps). It is very disturbing that their is nothing that can be done in the face of fraud. That certainly does not encourage me to support
          a refugee process that can be gamed and not administered.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | September 18, 2019 at 10:05 am

          I don’t understand why you find this alarming. There is no allegation that Ilhan, whatever her name was, committed any fraud in entering the USA. She was a child, after all, and incapable of committing fraud. Nor is there any allegation that she committed any fraud in becoming a citizen at the age of 18. So on what grounds could her naturalization possibly be found invalid? Even if her father did commit a fraud, how is that her problem?

          Paul In Sweden in reply to Milhouse. | September 18, 2019 at 12:14 pm

          Milhouse, are minors entitled to benefit & proceeds of fraudulent or criminal activity in all cases or just in immigration cases?

          It has been alleged that the woman claiming to be Omar and her siblings did not qualify for refugee status and instead posed as members of another family. This would be fraud.

          Milhouse, why do you absurdly say that there are no allegations regarding Omar’s refugee status fraud? Yes, there are and one of the questions I have are why have they not been investigated. My original question was if it were known if the allegation that you choose not to acknowledge are credible.

The Friendly Grizzly | September 16, 2019 at 3:12 pm

There was a time when we hanged or shot traitors.

Orange woman bad.

We all know who she is and what she looks like. No more pictures please.

Someone needs to ask the democratic candidates at the next debate about BDS.

They seem to have been sipping /veritas serum/ like Beto with “H- yea we’re going to take your guns!” and cancel private insurance, various green nonsense.

This is why the Democrats need more Somali and Arab and Palestinian refugees that shout “death to Israel” to come here, gain citizenship, and public office! Normal Americans won’t vote for anyone that stupid, crazy, and/or evil.

Baby Divestment Syndrome? She’s a Democrat, so probably Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, politically congruent (“=”) on principle.

A vast majority of people in the western world are good and decent people. So, when someone sinister like Ilhan Omar, whom is already pretty well known to the public-at-large outside of the little patch of dirt that elected her to be the opposite of good and decent, publicly and vocally voices her antisemitism and then subsequently publicly and vocally endorses and pushes the Anti-Israel BDS scheme — the general public-at-large being vastly good and decent sees it and perceives it for what it truly is and turns away from Ilhan Omar and BDS in disgust.

And, that is a good thing. A very good thing.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to FlatFoot. | September 16, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    You said it!

    She’s much worst than the UK’s Kumquat May.

    She’s the Squid member Omar………

If the Muslim countries in the middle East would put down their arms, there would be peace tomorrow. If Israel put down their arms, there would be no Israel.

I’mcoinfiuuesed here Trump sanctions yoru homelands and hes a tyrant. You do it and its a gentle nudge to your thinking??

This is all part of a process where Omar and Tlaib intend to make antisemitism seem to be a mainstream liberal trend. From the statements made by the Democrats and their candidates, I think it’s working.

I don’t understand why most American Jews still support Democrats, who keep turning against them. Obama stabbed Israel in the back many times, yet that didn’t seem to diminish their support.

    We should make booting them out of Congress and prosecuting omar for immigration fraud mainstream as well.

    WTF us up with the Justice Department?? Even with Barr and Trump in charge, there’s a 2-tier justice system that is destroying our nation.

    drednicolson in reply to OldProf2. | September 17, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Orthodox Jews (who still regularly exercise Judaism) lean conservative. Secular Jews (who retain some cultural traditions but don’t adhere to the Jewish faith) lean leftilibral.

      It depends where, and what sort of Orthodox Jews. YU and the OU used to be solidly liberal and Democrat, and people who come from that environment mostly still are, although the Republicans have lately been making headway there. Hence such well known Orthodox examples as Jack Lew, David Luchins, and Shelly Silver. But in the haredi communities of Brooklyn the picture is very different. Almost everyone is registered as a Democrat so they can vote in D primaries, but in November they usually vote R.

Heard that she is moving to NYC and going too challenge Nadler in the primary. Guess that kinda explains why fat Jerry pushing so hard to impeach Prez.

Omar, Arabs, progressives are all peas from the same pod. If your neighbor is different, you don’t respect their right to be different, you force them to change; because you are never wrong and they are never right. Your good intentions matter more than their rights.

This woman is cancer.

What Omar means by “That peaceful process” is when Palestinian Muslims are murdering J ews..

Yet they support the Democrats? When Isreal is cut off from any support, will they whine?