AOC Takes Shot at Netanyahu

( – The world watched in horror as Hamas mounted a vicious attack on neighboring Israel, killing hundreds and taking an untold number of hostages, including Americans. True to form, members of America’s left-wing “Squad” quickly provoked the ire of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle by using the deadly attack to push their radical liberal agenda. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (AOC) recently took a shot at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to settle an old score.

On October 22, AOC sat down with former al-Jazeera reporter and current MSNBC host Medhi Hasan to discuss her thoughts on the recent clash between Hamas and Israel. Toward the middle of the interview, Ocasio-Cortez started bashing her fellow lawmakers by claiming members of the House were “ignoring and sidelining” the Palestinian people. She used her rant to segue into an attack on Netanyahu for his decision to ban fellow Squad Members Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) from making a planned trip to Israel in August 2019.

Reuters reported at the time that Netanyahu ordered the restriction at the urging of then-President Donald Trump. Omar and Tlaib were the first two Muslim women elected to the House and were notoriously critical of support for Israel’s policies regarding the Palestinians. Omar called the Israeli leader’s decision to bar their entry an “insult to democratic values” and an “affront.”

Whether Trump had anything to do with the Israeli leader’s concerns remains unclear. However, AOC hasn’t softened toward the Israeli leader since then. Arguably, her position has become harsher toward him and Israel.

For instance, at one point in the interview, Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at Israel’s current preparation for a potential ground invasion of Gaza, telling Hasan that Hamas’ war crimes didn’t justify a reciprocal military response from Israel. She said everyone on both sides should ask whether the loss of “innocent life is [ever] acceptable,” apparently ignoring the roughly 1,400 Israeli casualties from the first day of the conflict and the American hostages currently being held somewhere in Gaza.

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