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SQUAD REJECTED: House Overwhelmingly Shoots Down Omar’s Anti-Israeli Legislation

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.24.19

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected Ilhan Omar’s anti-Israeli legislation Tuesday; ending her quest to boycott the Jewish State in a lopsided 398-to-17 landslide.

“The 398-to-17 vote, with five members voting present, came after a debate that was equally lopsided; no one in either party spoke against the measure. The House’s two most vocal backers of the boycott movement — Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, freshman Democrats and the first two Muslim women in Congress — did not participate in the floor debate,” reports the New York Times.

“However, earlier in the day, Ms. Tlaib, who is Palestinian-American, delivered an impassioned speech in defense of the boycott movement. She branded Israel’s policies toward Palestinians ‘racist’ and invoked American boycotts of Nazi Germany, among others, as an example of what she described as a legitimate economic protest to advance human rights around the world,” adds the Times.

“I stand before you as the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, parents who experienced being stripped of their human rights, the right to freedom of travel, equal treatment,” said Tlaib. “So I can’t stand by and watch this attack on our freedom of speech and the right to boycott the racist policies of the government and the state of Israel.”

The bill supported the BDS -or Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions- movement; a push to boycott Israeli goods and services to support Palestinian statehood.

“Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad including … boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust,” Omar said in the resolution introduced Tuesday.

Congressman Lee Zeldin slammed the bill, saying “Israel is our best ally in the Mid East; a beacon of hope, freedom & liberty, surrounded by existential threats. Shame on Rep @Ilhan Omar for bringing her hateful twist on that reality to House Foreign today, propping up the BDS movement & blaming Israel for all of its challenges.”

 

Read the full report at the New York Times.

A NEW LOW: Rashida Tlaib Accuses STEVE SCALISE of ‘Islamophobia’ for Condemning Anti-Semitism

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.07.19

Recently sworn-in Rep. Rashida Tlaib blasted GOP Rep. Steve Scalise Wednesday evening; accusing the lawmaker of “Islamophobia” after he demanded Ilhan Omar be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee for her anti-Semitic statements.

“Hard to watch Rep. Scalise demand that Rep. @IlhanMN be removed from House Foreign Affairs w/o wondering if it’s steeped in Islamophobia. Ilhan is more than capable of sitting on the committee & making decisions that are in the best interests of her constituents & all Americans,” posted Tlaib on social media.

Omar made national headlines earlier this year after she accused “evil” Israel of “hypnotizing” the world and flat-out refused to condemn Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.

CITY OF RAGE: De Blasio Says Anti-Semitism -UP 90% in NYC- is Mostly a ‘Right-Wing Movement’

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.05.19

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio weighed-in Wednesday on his city’s recent spike in hate crimes across all five boroughs; calling anti-Semitism a strictly “right-wing movement.”

“Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that anti-Semitism is a ‘right-wing movement’ — while rejecting a claim that the left plays any role in discriminating against Jews,” reports the NY Post.

“I think the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement,” said De Blasio in Brooklyn Wednesday. “I want to be very, very clear, the violent threat, the threat that is ideological is very much from the right.”

“Hate crimes against all minority groups are up 64% compared to this time last year. Anti-Semitic incidents have spiked by 90%,” adds the Post.

“I don’t agree with the mayor,” said a Brooklyn Democrat. “I have not seen any white supremacists coming in here committing these hate crimes.”

Far-left politicians -including Rep. Ilhan Omar and others- raised national headlines earlier this year when they made a series of anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli remarks; saying the Jewish State has “hypnotized the world.”

Multiple anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn, New York were caught on tape weeks ago; raising serious new concerns over safety and security for the city’s Jewish population.

“Just received a report that a Hasidic father & son were beaten up in Williamsburg this past Friday night for no other reason than being Jewish. Police report has been filed. Here’s footage of the four violent suspects behind the attack – help @NYPDDetectives find them!” posted Dov Hikind, a former NY Assemblyman from Brooklyn.

“It’s shocking but not surprising that such violent hate crimes are being committed against Jews (yesterday in Bklyn) just as antisemitism is being mainstreamed. This attack resembles Nazi Germany where antisemites attacked Jews with glee. We won’t tolerate it!” he added.

h/t Twitchy

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