AOC Proposes Amendment Halting US Arms Sale To Israel

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US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) proposed an amendment last week to the US defense budget bill to block $735 million worth of US military aid to Israel.

The amendment would “suspend the transfer of Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition weaponry under the $735 million direct commercial sale to the Israeli government” because it “would block the transfer of the same kind of Boeing weaponry that the Israeli government used to kill 44 Palestinians in one night in al-Rimal,” in Gaza City, a press release stated.

Of course, Ocasio-Cortez insinuated that Israel simply bombed Gaza with no provocation since she failed to mention that the Jewish state was protecting its citizens, both Jewish and Arab, from being killed by rockets being fired from Gaza. It is unclear why she didn’t propose an amendment to halt US aid to Gaza.

“Slamming the Jewish nation in her new bill, AOC is silent when it comes to the 4500 terror rockets fired from Hamas, funded by US tax dollars,” Stop Antisemitism wrote on Twitter.

Israel’s Ambassador to the US Gilad Erdan slammed Ocasio-Cortez for her proposal, writing on Twitter on Motzei Shabbos: “I would expect a Congressperson to understand that Israel is defending its citizens against Hamas, a designated terrorist organization. Your amendment further legitimizes their heinous attacks against innocent civilians, as well as antisemitic lies.”

“Israel and the US have a strategic alliance, critical to the security of our two countries. Israel is a world leader in the fight against terrorism, and our partnership has helped prevent terrorist attacks against American citizens many times in the past.”

Fortunately, like most of Ocasio-Cortez’s proposals, her amendment will likely see no action and will simply lead to a further loss of taxpayer dollars funding her salary.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


15 COMMENTS

  1. I propose an amendment to strip this imbecile of her American citizenship and thus he seat in Congress. For starters she should lose her salary. She should be brought up on charges of treason!

  2. Please do! She is do stupid. The arms sale is an obligation on Israel’s part. They don’t need to buy from the US (at least not in the amount they are currently buying). It’s an obligation to buy from the US as part of the deal in getting foreign aid. They also provide the US exclusivity for buying Israeli high tech, which without it the US military would be way behind Israel and other countries.

  3. @ smgross, when this treasonous self hating rat calling himself “pleasestaycalm” will have to run, he is going to run to his Nazi friends in Iran where he belongs

  4. We can rant all day but it won’t make a difference unless the more rationale wing of the Dems in northern Bronx/Queens work together do identify and support an alternative candidate with sufficient funding in the primary. Its too late to wait until the general election and hope that a conservative Republican will win over sufficient Dems to knock her off. If she wins the 2022 primary, she will be around till 2024 (unless she decides to challenge Schumer for the Senate).