Rep. Ilhan Omar Pushes Anti-Israel Resolution

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Should Ilhan Omar's Anti-Israel Resolution come to pass in Congress?

  1. Yes, because the Democrats are in command in Congress and should make their anti-Antisemitism known.

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  2. No, because boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union nearly led to genocide of the Jewish race.

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  3. No opinion

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    US Rep. Ilhan Omar proposed a resolution this week supporting the right to boycott Israel, likening the boycott of the Jewish state to boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Omar’s resolution seeks to push back against US laws banning the boycott of Israel and affirms the right of Americans to organize boycotts of foreign countries if they wish.

    While the resolution doesn’t explicitly name Israel or the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, she told media outlets that the resolution concerns the Jewish state.“We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar (D-Minn.) “And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement,” she added.

    https://nypost.com/2019/07/18/ilhan-omar-proposes-resolution-supporting-boycott-of-israel/


    The other side to the history of the struggle to make anti-Semitism illegal is discussed here (and I spent half an hour coming to the conclusion that so far, no one can come to the conclusion to change Free Speech as it now is to limit or leave alone Free Speech (Bill of Rights #1) The startling thing about this decades-long debate is that the largest smiters of killing off anti-Semitic speech are Jewish lawyers for reasons that will confuse or bewilder you until you read it here: An Abandoned Weapon in the Fight Against Hate Speech
     
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    At least they're making their intentions known. I like my enemies better when they're not pretending to be my friend.
     
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    Wait, conservatives are objecting to a resolution that wants to deregulate speech and give us the ability to freely protest against countries we disagree with?! Did I read that right?
     
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    Not me. I want anti-Semites to speak, and speak loudly... I want to know precisely where they are.
     
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    Who are you claiming are your enemies here, and why?
     
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    Explain how any of this is anti-Israel?

    BTW, what does "anti-Israel" even mean?
     
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    If you have a problem with Jews, you have a problem with me. Those people know who they are.
     
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    Is that not self-explanatory?
     
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    No, it's not.

    The statement doesn't make any sense.

    Unless someone outright states that they want to see Israel destroyed, then they're not anti-Israel.

    How do you know what's in a person's heart?
     
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    Why are you speaking in vague cryptologies?

    Speak plainly.

    Spit it out son.
     
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