However, Hill says, she seems to have forgotten her own support for economic sanctions when it suits her. “Despite all the admonishments that sanctions are “economic warfare” that harms the people of a country, not the government, she has been a vocal proponent of the antisemitic Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement,” he wrote.
Despite reassuring Jewish voters in her district during her election that she opposed BDS, Omar sponsored House Resolution 496, which Hill describes as a “pro-BDS resolution disguised as a free speech issue.”
“Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad,” the text of the resolution declares, before affirming the rights of Americans to participate in boycotts “at home and abroad.”
When quizzed over her apparently hypocritical stance on the Iran sanctions, Omar told a reporter: “The BDS movement is a movement that is driven by the people. The sanctions on Iran, are sanctions that are being placed to create maximum pressure by a government. That’s very different.”
Yet the BDS own website states: “BDS aims to end international support for Israeli violations of international law by forcing companies, institutions and governments to change their policies.”