September 27, 2020 Press Releases

Statement on Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s withdrawal from an event commemorating Yitzhak Rabin

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September 27, 2020

Contact: Rachel Rosen, [email protected]

STATEMENT ON CONGRESSWOMAN OCASIO-CORTEZ’S WITHDRAWAL FROM AN EVENT COMMEMORATING YITZHAK RABIN

WASHINGTON, DC (September 27, 2020) – Democratic Majority for Israel president and CEO Mark Mellman made the following statement today:

“Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s decision to renege on her agreement to speak at a memorial to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was slain trying to make peace, is wholly wrong and deeply regrettable.

“It is also offensive to those who support a two-state solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict and, sadly, gives aid and comfort to the enemies of peace.

“Fortunately, her fundamental disrespect for Israel and for peacemakers is not shared by the vast majority of Democrats in Congress or at the grassroots.”

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