In an online interview with with Michael Miller, head of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dealt with many questions, including some related to Israel. And in what was a surprise (to me at least), she really waxed lyrical about Israeli technology dealing with water scarcity.
Don’t get me wrong. She clearly still has very misguided opinions on Israel; it is only a little over half a year since she withdrew her participation in an event commemorating the late Yitzkah Rabin, after all. And in this interview, she posits that there is one central issue: settlements.
No mention of palestinian intransigence and insistence on terrorism.
And it’s no surprise, given the kinds of Jews with whom she spends most of her time.
Not to mention the non-Jews like her fellow squad members Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.
But I thought it worth highlighting her positive comments about Israel here, if only to really piss off Tlaib and Omar who seem to oppose all cooperation with Israel.