May 19, 2021 (Washington, DC) — Jeff Mendelsohn, Executive Director of Pro-Israel America, issued the following statement in response to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s latest resolution that would block U.S. aid to Israel:
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s latest resolution that would block the United States’ aid to Israel is dangerous and shameful. Over the past two weeks, Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas has indiscriminately fired over 3,500 rockets at innocent Israeli civilians – both Jews and Arabs – and continues to use Palestinians, including children, as human shields to agitate and escalate violence. But, instead of helping our greatest Middle East strategic ally during such a critical moment of need, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez continues to demonize Israel, make excuses for terrorists and now, with this proposal, actively work against Israel’s ability to defend itself. Her proposal to block additional U.S. aid to our ally will further fuel, aid, and abet Hamas’ violence and undermine the U.S.-Israel relationship.
If Rep. Ocasio Cortez cares about human rights, she should be joining the fight against Hamas – a terrorist organization that denies basic civil rights to the LGBTQ community, Christians, and political opponents, continually commits atrocious acts of terror, including kidnapping civilians, and vows to destroy and wipe Israel off the map.
Congress must loudly reject this dangerous proposal.”