Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Criticizing the occupation doesn’t make you anti-Semitic or anti-Israel

By | July 31, 2019

Haaretz reports:

Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a myriad of other topics, while on New York radio station Hot 97’s morning show “Ebro in the Morning” with Ibrahim “Ebro” Darden.

“How do you have white supremacist Jews?” Ebro asked the congresswoman. “How do you have people like Stephen Miller? How do you have these individuals who are legit aligning with racism and white supremacy, but they’re Jewish? And it’s something that most people can’t wrap their brains around. But it’s a real thing.”

The radio host continued, “And what’s going on with Israel and Palestine, while it’s very, very, deep, it is very, very, criminal, and it is very, very unjust.”

Ocasio-Cortez shot back, “Absolutely,” and added, “I think, too, where we’re at as a country when it comes to Israel-Palestine is very much a generational issue.”

The congresswoman continued, arguing that the Netanyahu administration and the Trump administration are similar in attempting to silence criticism of Israel.

“The Right wants to advance this notion that if you engage and critique an Israeli policy you are anti-Semitic,” she said. “But it’s the furthest thing from the truth.” [Continue reading…]

 

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