AOC and Biden Squabble Over Israel’s Right to Defend Itself

Despite President Joe Bidens’ string of far-left policies, the most liberal members of his party are still finding reasons to pick a fight.

Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., attacked Biden Wednesday for saying Israel has a “right to defend itself” after the deadly attacks there in recent days. Her comments come after the terrorist group Hamas shot 200 rockets into Israel from Palestine, killing multiple people. Israel struck back, and tensions continue to mount in the region.

“Blanket statements like these w/ little context or acknowledgement of what precipitated this cycle of violence – namely, the expulsions of Palestinians and attacks on Al Aqsa – dehumanize Palestinians & imply the US will look the other way at human rights violations,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “It’s wrong.”

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AOC has been mocked for her criticism but has stood her ground so far.

The White House released a statement in support of Israel after the attacks. The statement summarized Biden’s post-attack phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“[Biden] conveyed his unwavering support for Israel’s security and for Israel’s legitimate right to defend itself and its people, while protecting civilians,” the White House said. “He also conveyed the United States’ encouragement of a pathway toward restoring a sustainable calm. He shared his conviction that Jerusalem, a city of such importance to people of faith from around the world, must be a place of peace. He updated the Prime Minister on the United States’ diplomatic engagement with regional countries, including Egypt, Jordan, and Qatar, as well as with Palestinian officials.”

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The White House said the nations will continue to work together.

“The two leaders agreed to maintain the close consultation between their teams, which has included consistent engagement by their respective foreign ministers, defense ministers, chiefs of defense, and national security advisors, and to stay in touch personally in the days ahead,” the statement read.

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