Lawmakers in the House of Representatives overwhelming vote to pass a bipartisan measure in support of Israel and against the international boycott of the Jewish state.
The House gave its stamp of approval on the resolution which condemns the Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement in a sweeping 398 to 17 vote on Tuesday.
Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib were among the 16 Democrats who voted against the bipartisan measure.
Israel condemns the international movement saying it undermines peace and security in the region and threatens the existence of the Jewish state as a whole.
The movement largely supports a one-state solution to the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and opposes the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.
The BDS movement also targets American firms which conduct business with Israel.
Neither Representative Tlaib nor Representative Omar were involved in the resolution’s debate, however Tlaib has previously slammed the state of Israel for what she calls “racist” policies toward Palestinians.
The bipartisan measure was introduced months ago by a group of Republicans and Democrats and reads, “The BDS Movement is fundamentally incompatible with a two-state solution and pushes the cause of peace for both Israel and the Palestinians further out of reach.”
Both Omar and Tlaib have long been under fire for what critics claim is anti-Semitic rhetoric targeting the Jewish state and its people.
Omar once suggested lawmakers on Capitol Hill were only bribed to support Israel which sparked outrage on both sides of the political aisle.