AOC staffer blasts Israel in scathing remarks

A staff member for New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under scrutiny over remarks of him speaking out against the state of Israel on Instagram, calling it a “racist European ethnostate.”

Hussain Altamimi began serving in Ocasio-Cortez’s office in November as a legislative assistant.

The Comments

“This reveals the principle underpinning Israeli apartheid: It’s not about where you’re born,” the shared post reads. “It’s about whether you’re Jewish or non-Jewish. Your ethnicity determines your rights [and] level in the racial hierarchy.”

“Israel is an exclusive ethnostate, established to serve one ethnic group at the expense of another,” the post added.

Not the Only Time

Cortez has spoken out against Israel in the past, as have other Squad members.

In March, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz blasted Ocasio-Cortez over antisemitic actions.

“AOC’s staffer sounds just like what we documented diversity, equity, and inclusion staff to be saying on Twitter. Radical activists seem remarkably willing to expose hateful thoughts on social media. And they staff Congress and universities,” the Heritage Center wrote.

The recent comment is concerning, but not surprising, as Ocasio-Cortez continues to surround herself with people who oppose Israel.

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