AOC calls to 'end U.S.-Israeli relationship' in fundraising email

Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interviewRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent out a fundraising email Thursday night indicating that AIPAC was targeting her and demanded that the longstanding relationship between the United States and Israel must be severed.

The self-proclaimed socialist’s anti-Israel communication to her Democratic supporters came soon after she defended her Muslim colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), for questioning AIPAC’s – a pro-Israel political activist committee – loyalty to America.

Defending Palestinians, attacking pro-Israel advocates

Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) stuck by her Muslim fellow representative – in the midst of her latest anti-Semitic slur that appalled both Republicans and many Democrats alike.

“AOC has been one of the few defenders of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who, once again, was accused of anti-Semitism for suggesting those who support Israel are exhibiting dual loyalty,” Townhall reported. “The latter is a common anti-Semitic smear. Omar has also peddled the talking point about Jewish money and influence with her ‘all about the Benjamins’ tweet.’”

The list of Omar’s anti-Israel rants goes back at least seven years.

“In 2012, she said that Israel had hypnotized the world – she’s run the gauntlet on this front,” Townhall’s Matt Vespa recalled. “The recent dual loyalty fiasco has given her party leadership heartburn – exposing its fractured points with his resolution that condemns anti-Semitism, which has been watered down because … apparently, there are a lot of Democrats who don’t think this is an issue. They’re just angry that their side is being pilloried for peddling bigotry when they wanted the entire focus to be on Trump and his phantom prejudices.”

Before outrage over Omar’s latest anti-Israel rant had a chance to simmer, AOC’s campaign team sent out an email that further fanned the flames of the Democrats’ anti-Semitic controversy – of which the media quickly notified the public.

“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is calling for an end to the United States’ special relationship with Israel while the House debated condemning all forms of hate speech – including anti-Semitism – on Thursday,” the NTK Network announced Thursday. “The House of Representatives was debating condemning anti-Semitism on Thursday because of anti-Semitic comments made by Ocasio-Cortez’s friend and fellow member of Congress, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), which were directed at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).”

Playing the race and religion card?

The email from AOC’s team played the “victim” and “religion” card, blaming discriminatory motives for the latest firestorm fanned by Omar’s recent blatant anti-Israel comment.

“It’s official – AIPAC is coming after Alexandria, Ilhan and Rashida,” the email reads, according to the NTK Network. “Rashida, Ishan and Alexandria have times dated to questions out [sic] foreign policy, and the influence of money in our political system, and now, lobbying groups across the board are working to punish them.”

It was then implied in the email that the U.S. government and Israel are in cahoots – against America’s best interests.

The call for financial contributions to AOC’s campaign then ensued.

“[Help] keep up the fight against lobbying and special interests of all forms in Washington,” the fundraising email urged potential Democratic donors.

Next, the email made an apparent call for supporters to stop the U.S. government’s so-called “special relationship” with the Israeli government – while an accusation was indirectly made that the Trump administration was giving unscrupulous privileges to the Jewish State.

“In this administration and all others, there should be no special relationship or status,” the email from AOC’s group communicated. “We should actively check anti-Semitism, anti-blackness, homophobia, racism and all other forms of bigotry.”

The Republican Party was then directly attacked in the email sent by AOC’s campaign.

“Racism and bigotry of all forms are inextricably linked,” the fundraising email concluded. “And when we let Republicans pit champions for equality and equity against each other, their own hateful rhetoric is what goes unaddressed.”

The network reporting on the email went on to excuse AOC for previous controversial matters, but it did not overlook her campaign’s hotly contested decision to support anti-Semitic politicians.

“AOC was targeted stupidly for what she wore during orientation and her inability to pay for a D.C. apartment, but on policy, she’s fair game,” NTK added. “And recently, she’s been peddling some straight up idiocy on policy.”

A reporter from a left-leaning publication took to social media to announce the contentious nature of the email sent out by AOC and her political crew.

“And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now raising money by saying AIPAC is coming for her and comparing the bipartisan consensus on the U.S.-Israel relationship to the Iraq War,” the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs tweeted Thursday.

Excusing anti-Semitism …

A media firestorm soon ignited after AOC made her controversial defense of Omar after being asked by CNN, “Do you think Congresswoman Omar was unfairly singled out?”

The ultra-left young politician from the Empire State insinuated that Republicans and other conservatives overreacted.

"You know, I think that things came down on her a little too hard," The Hill tweeted AOC’s quote from her CNN interview Thursday.

It was then noted that AOC implied that Omar was simply not aware of the anti-Semitic tone of her remarks.

“Ocasio-Cortez – who has questioned the severity of the response to Omar's comments that prompted allegations of anti-Semitism – told CNN that she believes the fallout from her fellow freshman lawmaker's remarks has been a ‘learning experience,’" The Hill noted.

The socialist Democrat from New York blamed Omar’s being relatively newness to the political spotlight for her allegedly careless words.

"I think it’s a learning experience, and it’s part of the fact that when we elect the most diverse Democratic caucus that we have in pretty much ever, it means that we have new communities at the table – new conversations that need to be had, and we have to learn how to have conversations differently every time," AOC expressed to CNN. "So, I think it’s just part of a learning process that we have as a country, frankly."





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