Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) shared with Ebro Darden, host of “Ebro in the Morning” her strong criticisms of Israel. Moreover, Ocasio-Cortez called Israel’s government “criminal.”
The two agreed that “White Supremacist Jews” responsible for backing it.
“How do you have people like Stephen Miller? How do you have these individuals that are legit aligning with racism and white supremacy, but they’re Jewish? It’s something that most people can’t wrap there brains around but it’s a real thing,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez, who’s been a longtime critic of the so-called “Israeli occupation”, voted in favor of the Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s (D-MN) boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) bill. She’s also a prominent supporter of “IfNotNow”, a group of young Jewish advocates fighting the Israeli occupation.
“Until he stops supporting the absolutely dehumanizing conditions on our border, I will not apologize for holding him to account for it.” pic.twitter.com/7iZI40nGFX
— IfNotNow? (@IfNotNowOrg) June 21, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez explained, “The Netanyahu administration is very much like the Trump Administration and there’s this idea that if you criticize a policy of Israel. You know, the right wants to advance this notion that if you engage in critique of Israeli policy that you are anti-semitic, but it’s the furthest thing from the troop.”
Then, she explained that it’s not anti-semitic to criticize the “occupation,””Criticizing the occupation doesn’t make you anti-Israel frankly, doesn’t mean that you are against the existence of a nation. It means that you believe in human rights.”
According to Ocasio-Cortez, the right-wing advances the issue and creates a double standard by openly allowing criticism of the U.K. and China.
“Jewish people have been persecuted throughout all of human history, but I don’t think that by marginalizing Palestinians you create safety. I believe that injustice is a threat to the safety of all people,” Ocasio-Cortez explained.
Finally, Ocasio-Cortez said that the marginalization of Palestinians justifies “rioting.”