Antisemitic pro-Palestine group set to protest Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez at rally

The group said that the congresswoman has not shown sufficient support for the Palestinian cause.

By Corey Walker, The Algemeiner

Within Our Lifetime (WOL) a prominent, pro-Palestine activist group, is planning a mass protest during an upcoming June 22 appearance by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

Cortez, a left-wing member of the U.S. Congress who is one of the most outspoken critics of Israel in American politics.

Ocasio-Cortez will headline a rally in the Bronx, New York to support the floundering reelection bid of Rep. Jamaal Bomwan (D-NY). Ocasio-Cortez hopes that her public endorsement of Bowman will help bolster the congressman’s support among the most progressive segments of the political left.

Despite Ocasio-Cortez’s longtime antagonism towards Israel, WOL said that the congresswoman has not shown sufficient support for the Palestinian cause. In particular, the organization takes umbrage with Ocasio-Cortez over her decision to support President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign amid a so-called “genocide” in Gaza.

The group called on its supporters to “flood” St. Mary’s Park during the planned rally to show their disapproval of Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez.

“Endorsing Biden is endorsing genocide,” the group wrote.

“Join us on Saturday to protest AOC’s campaign rally in The Bronx as she continues to endorse and support Genocide Joe alongside Bernie Sanders and Jamaal Bowman. Zionists + sell-out politicians are no allies to the Palestinian people and they are not welcome in our communities,” the group wrote on X/Twitter

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The group pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez has helped campaign on behalf of Biden, accusing the congresswoman of providing “progressive cover” for Israel’s military operations in Gaza. WOL called into question her Palestine allyship, pinning her as a Zionist “sell-out.”

WOL came under immense fire after it organized a protest against an exhibition to honor the victims of the Oct. 7 massacre at the Nova Music Festival in southern Israel. During the event, the group chanted “resistance is justified when people are occupied!” and “Israel, go to hell!” The protest leaders led demonstrators in additional chants, denouncing the music festival targeted by Hamas as “a place where Zionists decided to rave” and comparing the condition of Palestinians in Gaza to the Holocaust.

Occasio-Cortez harshly denounced the antisemitic protest, much to the ire of many anti-Israel activists.

“The callousness, dehumanization, and targeting of Jews on display at last night’s protest outside the Nova Festival exhibit was atrocious,” she said on Twitter/X.