News reaching us is that an Israeli NGO has filed a petition with the Jerusalem District Court seeking the prevention of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from entering Israel. Shurat HaDin has asked Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to prevent Omar from visiting the country because of her support for the BDS movement against Israel.more about the situation on the ground and find the best ways to advance a two-state solution.”
Omar and Tlaib are the first female Muslim women to be elected to Congress. They have been accused of harboring anti-Semitic sentiment because of their vocal opinions against the Jewish State.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 who last week proposed a resolution seeking 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.
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.) told Al-Monitor“And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement,” she added.An Israeli NGO has filed a petition to have US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar barred from entering the country when she arrives for an upcoming tour because she supports boycotts of Israel.Shurat HaDin told The Times of Israel it had asked the Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday to demand that Interior Minister Aryeh Deri exercise his power to deny Omar entry.
Earlier this month, Omar introduced a bill championing the right of US citizens to boycott foreign countries.Under a controversial law that Israel enacted in 2017, the state can prohibit any foreigner from entering the country who “knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel.” But it can also issue waivers for visiting politicians or government officials out of diplomatic concerns.
Last week, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer told The Times of Israel that authorities will not prevent Omar, the representative for Minnesota, and Palestinian-American Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan, from entering the country when they arrive for a planned tour in August.Both lawmakers have expressed their support for the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, known as BDS.Shuran HaDin said its petition included proof of Omar’s activities supporting the BDS movement, including her sponsorship of a bill to allow boycotting Israel earlier this month.
That was part of a days-long attack by Trump on four Democrat congresswomen of color in which he also told them to “go back” to where they came from, and accused them of hating Israel.Liberal US Jews said the president was trying to “weaponize” Israel to defend his racists tweets