Quantcast

Rabbis Say AOC Has Bullied Schumer, Pro-Israel Dems into Silence After Attacks on Jews

'Sadly, we have also seen Democratic leadership in Congress look the other way at this behavior as members of their party stoke these flames...'

Jewish activists and rabbis blame Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for intimidating New York’s prominent pro-Israel Democrats into silence regarding the state’s recent conflict with Hamas terrorists in Gaza, the New York Post reported.

Michael Nussbaum, president of the Queens Council of Jewish Organizations, expressed dismay about Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who supported Israel before progressives hijacked the Democratic Party’s foreign policy program.

“Chuck Schumer? Who?,” Nussbaum asked.

“I’m surprised and disappointed,” he said. “Members of the New York congressional delegation who have a lot of sway have not spoken out forcefully to defend Israel, and they have not denounced AOC or corrected her.”

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Ocasio-Cortez, with support from Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mi., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., has aggressively pushed the Democratic Party away from its traditional support for Israel.

Joined by a handful of other progressives, Ocasio-Cortez introduced a resolution to halt the Biden administration’s planned sale of $735 million in weapons to Israel, according to The New York Post.

“At a time when so many, including President Biden, support a ceasefire, we should not be sending ‘direct attack’ weaponry to Prime Minister Netanyahu to prolong this violence,” Ocasio-Cortez said about the resolution.

Schumer, who is Jewish, and other self-proclaimed pro-Israel Democrats have not mounted a response to the resolution.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

He did, however, support a resolution calling for a cease-fire in which he affirmed Israel’s “right to defend itself.”

“A lot of Democrats are afraid of the AOC contingent,” he said. “They’re sacrificing their principles to avoid primaries.”

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, executive vice president of the New York Board of Rabbis, said the Democratic Party has a communication problem regarding Israel because the pro-Palestine crowd voices its opinions openly while the pro-Israel crowd hides.

“I want to see them and hear them. I don’t see them” Potasnik said. “The other side has no problem in voicing their opinion.”

New York Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Jewish Republican, said Democrats have not condemned the violent antisemitism in their own community, let alone in Israel and Gaza.

“As the Jewish state faced thousands of rocket attacks from the terrorist organization and Iranian proxy Hamas over the past 11 days, Jewish people throughout the US have been subject to violent attacks and blatant antisemitism,” he said in a press release.

He is referencing ongoing events in New York City. In the past week, radicals have used violence, burned Israel’s flag, and displayed signs with phrases like, “Zionism is Terrorism.”

“Sadly, we have also seen Democratic leadership in Congress look the other way at this behavior as members of their party stoke these flames,” Zeldin said.

- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

12 Politicians Who Got Caught Violating Their Own COVID Rules

(Brad Polumbo, Foundation for Economic Education) Amid widespread panic and alarmism over the “Delta variant” of COVID-19, Mayor Muriel Bowser just reinstated an indoor mask-mandate...

‘Squad’ Urges Treasury Dept. to Revoke Tax Exemption of Pro-Israel Groups

The Marxist "Squad" sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to request that her department review and revoke non-profit status from pro-Israel groups,...

Evidence Unearthed by GOP Strengthens Link Between Wuhan Lab & COVID Outbreak

Citing satellite photos, unusual funding requests and the deletion of an online database by China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology amongst other circumstantial evidence, the...

Border City of Laredo, Texas Sues Biden Admin Over Illegals

(Bethany Blankley, The Center Square) The Texas border city of Laredo has sued the Biden administration, hoping to halt its policy of transferring several hundred...

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Donates $10M Each to America-First Candidates

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and invested early in Facebook, gave $10 million donations to two political outsiders seen as America...

Political Hacks Concoct Excuses for Their Inflation

(Clint Siegner, Money Metals News Service) Jerome Powell, after last week’s FOMC meeting, said inflation has run hotter than expected. However, he wants to assure Americans...

Illinois Agency Says Trump Due $1 Million Tax Refund for Chicago Skyscraper

(Headline USA) An Illinois tax agency has ruled that former President Donald Trump is due a $1 million refund on the 2011 tax bill...

China & India Ignore UN Deadline for Pledges to Reduce CO2 Emissions

(Headline USA) China and India have missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their carbon dioxide emissions in time for the...

Biden & Congress Let CDC-Created Eviction Moratorium Expire

(Headline USA) Anger and frustration mounted in Congress over the weekend as a nationwide eviction moratorium expired. One Democratic lawmaker even camped outside the Capitol...
- Advertisement -