American Jewish Congress blasts AOC for implying U.S. should cut defense aid to Israel

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Monday, April 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

The American Jewish Congress strongly opposes any cut to the U.S. security or financial assistance to Israel, as implied by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in an interview with Yahoo News' “Skullduggery” podcast today.  

U.S. support for Israel’s security is a long-standing bipartisan U.S. policy that has transcended both Republican and Democratic administrations, and is based not only on shared values of freedom and democracy, but is also greatly valuable to the U.S. 

American financial and security assistance to Israel is first and foremost a way to protect U.S. lives and interests in the Middle East. Israel serves as a stabilizer in a turbulent region and is on the front-lines of countering some of the U.S.’s most dangerous enemies such as Iran and its malign proxies Hezbollah and Hamas. The American Investment in Israel’s security means an investment in American lives and values.  

 

Jack Rosen

President

American Jewish Congress