The recent Democrat primary defeat of NYC Congressman Joe Crowley by 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should send a shiver down the spines of all Americans but primarily of those supporters of Israel. In this hardcore Democrat stronghold of Queens, she is sure to be the seat holder for many, long years to come. Not something to be overjoyed about. Rather, the contrary
Ms. Cortez is a radical in every way shape and form. She’s backed by Bernie Sanders and is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) which is an organization devoted to the destruction of Israel through the group’s support of the BDS movement. Cortez, by winning the primary is assured of being seated in Congress next year to undermine President Trump’s support for Israel. She will join other members of the DSA now in the House such as Keith Ellison, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee Steve Cohen and Jerrold Nadler.
With Ellison being the vice chair of the Democrat National Committee, he is the guiding hand behind the virulent actions of the DSA. Throw in Bernie, with his popularity still flourishing after his primary loss to Hillary, touring the country, leading the way with the recruitment of thousands of high school students who know very little of their history, the DSA will be, within our own borders, a most intolerable thorn in the sides of Israel.
Their most current platform condemns Israel with these claims: “Israel has since the blockade engaged in three wars against Gaza, which included sustained aerial bombing and the use of white phosphorous. Widespread bombing is by its very nature a war against civilians. Since 2007 Israel has maintained a ruthless siege of Gaza, home of 1.9 million Palestinians, limiting access to food, electricity, restricting movement and transforming Gaza into an open air prison. The Democratic Socialists of America supports BDS and the Movement For Black Lives Platform which also includes support for BDS.”
Let’s throw in Ms. Cortez’s own words into the kettle-full of Israel hatred from the DSA. In a May 14 tweet, she said Israel’s killing of Palestinians along the Gaza border was a “massacre,” and that “no state or entity is absolved of mass shootings of protesters.” But her scary words and ones to be echoed when she arrives in Congress, “Democrats can’t be silent about this anymore. I hope my peers have the moral courage to call it such.” So, to all the Queens voters who put this virulent Israel hater in Congress, we hope you lose sleep over your choice!