Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., makes an objection to a Republican argument as the House Oversight and Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Yesterday, I reported on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez directly endorsing the anti-Semitic idea of “white supremacist” Jews. The line was fed to her in an interview with “Ebro In the Morning,” where she agreed with the idea that the Israel-Palestinian issue is one of white supremacy and that Israel is “criminal” for simply defending their sovereignty.
The host continued, “There’s a lot of young Jewish people that I know that are absolutely against the occupation and I wanted you, because often on this program, we have the freedom to address the fact that something that you know people, it’s an oxymoron, how do you have white supremacist Jews? 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 and what’s going on with Israel and Palestine, while it’s very deep, it is very, very criminal. It is very, very unjust.”
“Absolutely, and I think to where we’re at as a country when it comes to Israel-Palestine is very much a generational thing,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.
The entire notion of “white supremacist” Jews is a standard antisemitic trope that seeks to separate and delegitimize those that believe in the right for Israel to exist, instead painting them as diabolical oppressors manipulating their supporters.
In reality, Israel is held to a standard no other nation on earth is. In the normal rules of war, if you are attacked by every nation in your immediate vicinity like Israel was in 1967, yet you won that war, you’d never be expected to cede territory back to those that attacked. Despite that, Israel has ceded territory in bids for peace, yet they are still hounded as “occupiers” for not handing sovereignty to terrorist entities that call for their destruction and constantly perpetuate violence.
Even still, in the case of the Gaza Strip, Israel left it to the Palestinians over a decade ago. There is no occupation. Hamas controls everything while Israel only provides humanitarian aid in different ways. And how are they repaid? With more terrorism.
AOC’s understanding of the actual conflict and who is responsible for what approaches a five year old’s understanding of algebra. That is to say she has no understanding.
After receiving backlash for endorsing the above comments, AOC wanted everyone to know she’s not an anti-Semite though. To do that, she decided to go out and embrace a anti-Semitic groups insisting she’s not an anti-Semite, because I guess that make sense to her.
J Street is a rabidly liberal, anti-Israel front group that hides behind the claim of being a group that represents Jewish interests. Their only actual interest is in promoting the Democratic party. They support BDS, which even Nancy Pelosi admits is anti-Semitic. They are also one of the groups that defended Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic comments, because again, they are simply a mouthpiece for far-left views, not actual Jewish interests.
The worst would be IfNotNow though and AOC was quick to give them a shoutout and a retweet of their support for her.
IfNotNow is a group that promotes antisemitism from its members, as well as partnering with other outwardly anti-Semitic groups. They aren’t subtle about it. They do not represent the Jewish community in any capacity and for AOC to claim their support as part of a “wide coalition” of support for her views is gross. It shows she cares nothing for actually rooting out antisemitism as long as she can find some group that confirms her biases.
Given that AOC literally advocates for violence against Israel in the interview with Ebro In the Morning, you’d think maybe she’d reflect on that or clarify what she meant. Instead, she runs to groups famous for their antisemitism and parrots them as if they give her credibility on the matter.
The new generation of Democrats have scarily hostile toward Israel and Jews in general. Jews simply do not check their inter-sectional boxes and are instead seen as white, wealthy oppressors. Logical debate on the matter of Palestinian terrorism is off limits and even when the Palestinians kill a pregnant lady, the anti-Semites in “the squad” are there to promote Hamas propaganda.
Groups like IfNotNow and J Street are trying to mainstream antisemitism under the guise of Jewish approval and politicians like AOC are using them as cover to hide their own prejudice. It’s pervasive nonsense and a dark road to go down.
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