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Ocasio-Cortez Sends Out Fundraising Email Calling for End to U.S.-Israel Special Relationship

"In this administration and all others, there should be no special relationship or status..."

By NTK Staff | 03.07.2019 @5:25pm
Ocasio-Cortez Sends Out Fundraising Email Calling for End to U.S.-Israel Special Relationship

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) 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 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-MN), which were directed at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

“It’s official — AIPAC is coming after Alexandria, Ilhan, and Rashida,” the email said. “Rashida, Ilhan, and Alexandria have times dated to questions out foreign policy, and the influence of money in our political system. And now, lobbying groups across the board are working to punish them.”

The email then asked for people to contribute to help “keep up the fight against lobbying and special interests of all forms in Washington.”

“Some members of Congress have even gone so far as to claim that ‘questioning support for the US-Israel relationship is unacceptable.’ But that’s not how our legislative process is supposed to work,” the email continued. “Just a decade ago, it was ‘unacceptable’ to not support the war in Iraq. And we all saw what resulted from that lack of discussion and negotiation.”

The email then appeared to call for an end to the United States’ special relationship with Israel.

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

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

The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs tweeted out the fundraising email:

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