Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the United States for selling arms to Israel in a tweet on Wednesday, claiming that Israel targets Gazan “media outlets, schools, hospitals, humanitarian missions and civilian sites for bombing.”
The United States should not be rubber-stamping weapons sales to the Israeli government as they deploy our resources to target international media outlets, schools, hospitals, humanitarian missions and civilian sites for bombing. We have a responsibility to protect human rights. https://t.co/OctBNYFpwp
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 19, 2021
“We have a responsibility to protect human rights,” she concluded. Ocasio-Cortez also called Israel an apartheid state in a tweet on Saturday that marked an inflection point in her increasing criticism of Israel.
“Apartheid states aren’t democracies,” she wrote in a tweet that garnered 275,000 likes.
Ocasio-Cortez has been unabashedly critical of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies since joining Congress in 2018 but has stopped short of endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that her colleagues Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib champion.
Her most recent rebuke comes after US President Joe Biden approved an arms deal with the State of Israel worth $735 million on Monday, as estimated by Israeli media.
The deal primarily focused on Israel acquiring US accurate missiles and special munition capabilities.
Ocasio-Cortez was not alone in her objection to the deal. Congress, led by Democrats, pressured Biden on Wednesday to pause the transfer of precision-guided missiles to Israel, which would be the first time in the history of the US-Israel relationship that it pressured the president to restrain Israel instead of giving it free rein.
Congressman Gregory Meeks, the chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee considered sending the Biden administration a letter asking it to defer for a week or so granting an export license, a key step in the transfer of more than $700 million in precision-guided missiles, according to a congressional staffer familiar with the discussion.
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The mentality of a self-righteous Democrat Bimbo Bartender.
I say, lets SELL HER TO HAMAS!
her “bar time” was for making appointments.
When the bar closed her money-maker went to work.
Hey Ocasio – Cortez, when antifa and black lives matter were looting, robbing people, burning down buildings, assaulting police officers, assaulting innocent civilians and destroying property, you said nothing about protecting the human rights of those individuals that suffered losses / damage / injury and death at the hands of antifa and blm. You, Occasio – Cortez are nothing but a criminal like Hamas, like blm and like antifa. You, AOC, are anti – American.
IF Anything, she was CONDEMNING COPS and business owners, who TRIED TO DEFEND THEIR property..
Just like she’s doing here..
Proof positive, she ONLY CARES FOR criminals and terrorists..
AIC, since you are serving in the Congress of THIS country, why don’t you support the country you supposedly serve—or just get the hell out! Your charades are beyond annoying—and take Omar and Tlaib with you!
Remember, to TRAITORS like her, WE ARE only a means to an end.. Kiss up to us, long enough to get our vote, then FLUSH US DOWN THE TOILETS>
Stupid broad. Needs to stay behind the bar.
When you elect anti America idiots this is what the idiots get.
PITY we can’t expell idiots like her, AND THOSE WHO VOTED FOR HER, permanently from this nation!
Perhaps AOC you should tell Hamas to stop putting their missile launchers in schools, homes and other highly populated areas like hospitals and buildings where news broadcasters work.
IMO she and Omar/talib, were the ones PRESSURING Biden to send 85 mil in aid TO HAMAS via palestine….
Remember that Israel had the courtesy to warn AP and others to evacuate the building before the destroyed Hamas’ hub of operations.
If Hamas was disarmed, the fighting would stop. If Israel was disarmed, they would be destroyed. So who is the aggressor? NOT Israel.
True that.. PLUS since hamas LOVES using human shields, does AOC and her ilk, REALLY EXPECT Israel to NOT Fire back when being fired upon??
I don’t think I have ever heard her say one useful thing since she has been elected by the idiots in her state.
Which is why THOSE FOOLS, are the ones, who deserve ALL THE BLAME for what she does while in office.
I finally realized that aoc and her cohorts called themselves the squad or something similar but from what they have accomplished for the citizens of their districts they should be known as the “jack diddly-squat” with emphasis on “squat” instead of squad.
AOCnoevilontheleft uses the buzz word apartheid. That refers to the policy of racial separation that was law in South Africa from 1948 to 1991. There are no such laws in Israel. Jews and Arabs of all faiths participate in government, education, and military service. Since Israel’s independence Jews had to leave Arab nations. Making a nation free of Jews is better called apartheid.
The Squad has been expressively loud, blaming Israel, but P.M. Netanyahu said, if you were attacked, wouldn’t you fight back? Muslim nations. and the Squad have continuously said, they want to destroy Israel for years. They should be reprimanded for inciting the violent protests. Mr. Netanyahu just said, they blocked one armed Iranian drone, and several missiles from other Muslim countries. This is definitely wrong. Protecting Israel, a lone little nation, is protecting human rights. It is their right to exist and fight back. It is our ally nation, since the U.S. was founded on Biblical principles. The Bible shares the history of Jehovah God’s covenant with Israel. It is the Book of Knowledge.
They should be done for high treason for FINANCIALLY Supporting a terrorist group… BUT I doubt they ever will..