Jewish Democrats Slam Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Over Comment That Cutting US Aid to Israel Should Be ‘On the Table’

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Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) asserted in a media interview over the weekend that cutting military and economic aid to Israel should be “on the table.”

“I think it is certainly on the table. I think it’s something that can be discussed,” the prominent progressiver lawmaker said on Yahoo’s “Skullduggery” podcast on Sunday.

Ocasio-Cortez said that newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to annex territory in the West Bank should be opposed by the US government. She also criticized Netanyahu as a “Trump-like figure.”

“I think these are part of conversations we are having in our caucus, but I think what we are really seeing is an ascent of authoritarianism across the world,” she said.

The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) on Monday strongly criticized Ocasio-Cortez for her comments.

“We are pleased Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recognizes she is NOT a leader on Israel in Congress,” the group said in a statement. “We recommend she engage with Dem leaders Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, & Ted Deutch before contemplating the future of US military aid to Israel.”

The JDCA emphasized US-Israel ties “must supersede politics.”

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{Matzav.com}

7 COMMENTS

  1. Fake headlines.
    Which Jewish Democrats “slammed” AOC??? Not a single one is mentioned. Elliot Engel is a little crybaby coward. He will NEVER criticize or censure a fellow democrat. NEVER!

    • Wake up the left is full of anti Semite and people like you are fine with it.
      Where Shmukey and the other fools Engel and that jerk Adam stiff and the loser Nadler. They are all part of this.

  2. Money to Israel is not for nothing, Israel helps put night vision on jets for the United States, and the United States sends police to teach mob control without major harm to the protesters, etc. United States has some military equipment held in Israel, etc. Money is used well not like the PA who builds tunnels and throws missiles at other countries and make kites with fire attached. The PA money never reaches its people only for rioting and war. So what is the best use of money to give to haters or helpers????

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