Leftwing Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admits her ignorance about Israel. However, this came after she accused Israel of “occupying palestine.”
This week, the Jewish people around the world will fast for an entire day. The annual fast is called the “ninth of Av.” The “ninth of Av” is a day in the Jewish calendar that the Jewish Temple was destroyed in Jerusalem – twice. Once the Babylonians destroyed the Temple and once the Romans destroyed the Temple. Jerusalem was, and always has been, the capital city of the Jewish people. The Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem and the First Jewish Temple in 586 B.C.E. The Romans destroyed Jerusalem and the Second Jewish Temple in 70 CE. The name of the land at the time was Judea. Hence Jews are called Jews.
History proves that the Jewish people are the indigenous people of this land. Yet some people prefer to believe the lie that Israel is occupying a state that never existed called “Palestine.”
I want to commend Ocasio-Cortez for being honest about not truly knowing the facts about Israel. However, she should have left her answer at that. Instead she proves how ignorant people prefer to parrot anti-semitic lies about Israel. In truth, they actually don’t know anything about the conflict.
Online Reactions to Ocasio-Cortez
Palestine is not a country and they are not under occupation. They are the ones trying to occupy the state of Israel. Cortez needs to do some reasearch or go back to mixing drinks.
— Marken Wolfram (@outlaw_wolfy) July 16, 2018
It is easy 2 use soundbites like occupation, Palestine, and settlement.
If U are “not an expert on geopolitics on that issue”, don’t talk about it!
U are a public representative, your words matter. They need 2 be based on facts, or not be said. @Ocasio2018 https://t.co/MNyRbhaDo8
— Ashager Araro (@AshagerAraro) July 16, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, we have some videos you might want to check out before your next interview.
— PragerU (@prageru) July 16, 2018
Just by asking @TeenVogue fave Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez simple questions about her condemnation of Israel, @MargaretHoover of @PBS @FiringLineShow outdoes @SachaBaronCohen in exposing the silliness of politicians. @Ocasio2018: “I am not the expert on geopolitics on this issue…” pic.twitter.com/GTfuFljEFP
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) July 16, 2018