AOC condemns 'Day of Rage for Gaza' rally in NYC over 'antisemitism'—organizers say she asked to speak at their rallies in the past

"You are a genocide apologist."

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted on X condemning an antisemitic rally in New York City organized by the extremist pro-Palestine group Within Our Lifetime (WOL) despite her previous attempts to partner with the organization. 

The rally, held over the weekend and titled “A Day of Rage for Gaza,” began at Union Square and ended at Wall Street, where an exhibit on the Nova Festival massacre—the October 7 attack by Hamas terrorists that killed hundreds of innocent Israeli civilians at a music festival—has been displayed since April.

The protest turned unruly, with participants seen holding banners that openly supported terrorism and displayed antisemitic messages, such as “long live October 7” and “the Zionists are not Jews and not humans.” Some protesters were seen holding flags of Hamas’s armed al-Qassam Brigades, a recognized terrorist organization, while others brazenly waved flags of Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.

In a post on X on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez responded to the antisemitic protests, stating, “The callousness, dehumanization, and targeting of Jews on display at last night’s protest outside the Nova Festival exhibit was atrocious antisemitism - plain and simple. Antisemitism has no place in our city nor any broader movement that centers human dignity and liberation.”

However, in response to her comments, an organizer for WOL accused Ocasio-Cortez of being a “genocide apologist” and claimed she had previously sought to partner with them. 

“You are a genocide apologist,” WOL organizer Nerdeen Kiswani said in response to the congresswoman. “This is why when your staff asked WOLPalestine if you can speak at our Queens rally in 2021 we said NO. What’s callus is the Zionist exhibit used to manufacture consent for genocide, but you don’t care since you didn’t vote against funding it.”



The Post Millennial reached out to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez's office for comment but did not receive a response. 

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Sign in to comment

Comments

Powered by The Post Millennial CMS™ Comments

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me next month

To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
ADVERTISEMENT
© 2024 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Personal Information