By an overwhelming 398-17 vote Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to oppose the global boycott movement against Israel, “laying bare Democratic divisions on relations with the key U.S. ally.”

The Hill reports that the resolution was to put lawmakers “on the record opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to press Israel on human rights issues in its conflict with Palestinians.”

U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Ed Case, both Democrats of Hawaii, voted in the majority.

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Scrumshus via Wikimedia Commons

The resolution’s opponents included Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).

According to The Hill, Tlaib — citing her family’s Palestinian roots — said she “can’t stand by and watch this attack on our freedom of speech and the right to boycott the racist policies of the government in the state of Israel.”

The House also passed legislation by voice vote to authorize more security assistance to Israel.

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