Newly-Elected Democrat Expresses Support for BDS

Representative-elect Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minneapolis and one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress, has expressed qualified support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

In an article published Sunday, the MuslimGirl website reported that Omar’s campaign told them:

Omar would be the first member of Congress to publicly support the BDS movement.

In 2017, Omar voted against a bill that would bar the state government from contracting with companies that engage in BDS, noted the Forward.

However, when asked about the boycott at an August primary debate held in a synagogue, Omar emphasized that BDS was not helpful in getting that two-state solution.

In a text exchange since Sunday’s report, Omar said her position has remained consistent.

Source: Palestine Chronicle