The Jewish Democratic Council of America allegedly decided on Wednesday not to support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, following comments she has made related to Israel and Palestine.
INBOX: Leading Jewish Democratic party group (JDCA) declines to support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:
“We hope to learn more about Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s views, but at the moment, her position on Israel is not in line with our values.”
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) June 27, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her support for Palestinians who were harmed during unrest at the Gaza border back in May. She said that there was “no justification” for Israel’s actions at the border, where dozens of protesters — most linked to Hamas — were killed.
This is a massacre.
I hope my peers have the moral courage to call it such.
No state or entity is absolved of mass shootings of protesters. There is no justification. Palestinian people deserve basic human dignity, as anyone else.
Democrats can’t be silent about this anymore. https://t.co/wJGATOtDsR
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) May 14, 2018
The Democratic socialist won the Democratic primary for the 14th district of New York, defeating the incumbent, Rep. Joe Crowley. Crowley had served in the House of Representatives since being elected in 1999.
Additionally, Thomas Lopez-Pierre — identified as a supporter of Ocasio-Cortez — has been accused in the past of being an anti-Semite and racist. While running for office in 2017, Lopez-Pierre specifically campaigned on a platform of “protecting tenants from greedy Jewish landlords.” (RELATED: SOCIALIST DARLING CAUGHT CELEBRATING, CAMPAIGNING WITH KNOWN ANTI-SEMITE AND RACIST)
In an interview with The Intercept, Ocasio-Cortez compared the violent Hamas protesters on Gaza border to the Ferguson protesters or to teachers on strike throughout the U.S.
The JDCA has not given a comment at this time.