U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., met with one in all New York City’s main Jewish teams final week for the first time since taking workplace in 2019 — after what some called a snub of the world’s Jewish management.
Ocasio-Cortez, now in her second time period in Congress, advised the pinnacle of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Michael Miller, she hadn’t but met with metropolis or statewide Jewish teams sooner as a result of she has been “focused on our backyard,” the Jewish Telegraph Agency reported.
She mentioned she has labored with smaller Jewish teams within the Bronx and Queens and the liberal nonprofit advocacy group J Street.
The Jewish Community Relations Council and the New York Board of Rabbis had expressed frustration that Ocasio-Cortez hadn’t met with the teams after she was first elected in 2018. She additionally pulled out of a memorial for assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin held by the Americans for Peace Now attributable to stress by liberal teams, JTA reported.
During the general public interview for the group’s “Congressional Conversations,” the lawmaker advised Miller she values each the “safety and the human rights” of Israelis and Palestinians and intimated that a two-state answer could also be hampered by Israeli settlements in Palestine.
Miller called the dialogue “an opening” and mentioned the group want to keep in touch with Ocasio-Cortez.