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Ocasio-Cortez says 'progressive movement is undermined' by antisemitism

  

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Via:  jbb  •  one month ago  •  11 comments

By:   Lauren Sforza (The Hill)

Ocasio-Cortez says 'progressive movement is undermined' by antisemitism
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Monday that the "progressive movement is undermined" by antisemitism that is on the rise in the U.S.

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by Lauren Sforza - 06/10/24 6:49 PM ET

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Monday that the "progressive movement is undermined" by the antisemitism that is on the rise in the U.S.

Ocasio-Cortez hosted a discussion with Jewish Council for Public Affairs CEO Amy Spitalnick and Stacy Burdett, a former staffer at the Anti-Defamation League, on Monday to discuss antisemitism and the "fight for democracy."

In her opening remarks, Ocasio-Cortez condemned antisemitism as "dangerous" and explained why it threatens numerous communities.

"Antisemitism is an assault on our values as Americans, and especially as progressives," she said. "Antisemitism is also a threat to a community that is a vital partner in our struggles against injustice. So when the Jewish community is threatened, the progressive movement is undermined."

Ocasio-Cortez has been critical of Israel's actions in war-torn Gaza, where millions of Palestinians have been displaced and many are at risk of starvation. She emphasized on Monday that "criticism of the Israeli government is not inherently antisemitic, and criticism of Zionism is not automatically antisemitism."

"That being true, does not mean that we should not recognize when criticism and when that criticism crosses a line into real harms against our Jewish community," Ocasio-Cortez added.

She noted that antisemitism is on the rise in the U.S., saying that more people should be equipped with the necessary resources to recognize when antisemitism is "clear and present." She also said that there are sometimes false accusations of antisemitism, especially against people of color.

"At the same time, it is also true that accusations and false accusations of antisemitism are wielded against people of color and women of color by bad faith political actors," she said.

"And weaponizing antisemitism is used to divide us and create a false choice between the fight for Jewish safety and the cause for Palestinian self determination. Defending and standing for the rights of Palestinians is not antisemitic," she added.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    one month ago

AOC is setting the record straight...

 
 
 
Hallux
PhD Principal
1.1  Hallux  replied to  JBB @1    one month ago

AOC is a lot smarter than the dummies who think she is not; I've seen her dis an entire room of leftists for not allowing a rightist to speak.

Were she my daughter I would be proud ... she has a brilliant future ahead.

 
 
 
goose is back
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1.1.1  goose is back  replied to  Hallux @1.1    one month ago
AOC is a lot smarter than the dummies who think she is not

She's the smartest Bartender in the White House. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
1.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  goose is back @1.1.1    one month ago

That would mean she’s the ONLY bartender in the White House 🤣

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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1.2  Right Down the Center  replied to  JBB @1    one month ago

Yes. That even an antisemite can complain about antisemitism 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Right Down the Center @1.2    one month ago

AOC is not antisemitic!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.2.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1.2.1    one month ago

She is pro-Hamas, as are all the "Squad"

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.2.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2.2    one month ago

That is not true. AOC is pro-Peace In The Middle East...

80% of US Jews will vote Democratic on November 5th!

Are they pro-Hamas? Your rightwing tropes are whack.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
1.2.4  Right Down the Center  replied to  JBB @1.2.3    one month ago
That is not true. AOC is pro-Peace In The Middle East...

Her idea of pro peace for the Palestinians starts with the river and goes to the sea.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2  Drinker of the Wry    one month ago

“We need to invent technology that has never even been invented yet.”

We say, ‘Oh, unemployment is low. Everything is fine, right?’ Well, unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs.”

I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”

 
 
 
Krishna
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2.1  Krishna  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2    one month ago
We say, ‘Oh, unemployment is low. Everything is fine, right?’ Well, unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs.”

Actually unemployment is low because very few people have jobs.

(That place is so crowded nobody goes there anymore...)

 
 

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