During her defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar amid accusations of anti-Semitism, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retweeted a post from a supporter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which the US has designated a terrorist organization.
The head of the US Center for Palestinian Rights on Tuesday shared an article questioning the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in the face of accusations from Omar that the pro-Israel lobby was paying members of Congress.
“AIPAC activist tells NYT the lobby is coming for Congresswomen @AOC @RashidaTlaib and @IlhanMN,” Yusuf Munayye tweeted. “They are three people who, in my opinion, will not be around in several years.”
The New York Times piece cited pro-Israel activist Stephen Fiske, describing him as “a longtime activist” with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Ocasio-Cortez retweeted Munayye’s tweet and wrote: “This is disappointing to see. Just last week there was all this hubbub over an untrue mischaracterization that I was threatening primaries based on pro-ICE votes.
“Yet there seems to be no problem at all with a zero-tolerance stance for simply asking about US foreign policy.”
Munayyer has a record of applauding the efforts of the PFLP, including retweeting the group’s announcement of a terror attack in Jerusalem in June 2017, according to the Jerusalem Post.
In another tweet from July 2014, Munayyer reminded his followers that the military wings of PFLP and other terrorist organizations, “not just Hamas, [are] all fighting against Israel in this war.”
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