Germany Passes Anti-BDS Resolution

Mike Brest | Reporter

The German parliament passed a resolution Friday to condemn the boycott, divestment, sanction (BDS) movement.

The movement, which many consider to be anti-Semitic, seeks to boycott the state of Israel over their treatment of the Palestinian people.

According to i24 News, the text states “all-encompassing calls for boycotts in their radical nature lead to the stigmatization of Israeli citizens and citizens of Jewish faith as a whole. This is unacceptable and worthy of the sharpest condemnation.”

“The arguments and methods of the BDS movement are anti-Semitic,” it continued.

Germany’s passing of this resolution comes as both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have considered similar bills.

The House attempted to pass an anti-BDS, condemnation of anti-Semitism, earlier this year in response to Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar accusing members of Congress of having a “dual loyalty” to the U.S. and Israel.

It passed with a vote of 407-23, with all 23 “Nays” coming from Republicans. Many of them cited their beliefs that the final draft of the resolution no longer accomplished the goal they set out to reach: a condemnation of Omar’s comments and of anti-Semitism, in general.

Another resolution specifically naming Omar was introduced by four Republicans but the Democratic majority never brought it to a vote. (RELATED: Omar Addresses The Now-Deleted AIPAC Tweet That Sparked Backlash)

Comparatively, Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bipartisan resolution into the Senate to condemn anti-Semitism. A congressional aide previously told The Daily Caller that Cruz and his office explicitly marketed the resolution to senators on both sides of the aisle as one meant to supersede politicalization and partisanship.

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