I think it is certainly on the table. I think it’s something that can be discussed,” New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Sunday
AOC told the podcast that she is in favor of cutting military and economic aid to Israel as a means to combat Netanyahu’s pledge to annex settlements in the West Bank.
“I think it is certainly on the table. I think it’s something that can be discussed,” she told the podcast.
During an interview with Israel’s Channel 12, Netanyahu said, “I will impose sovereignty, but I will not distinguish between settlement blocs and isolated settlements,” he continued, The Associated Press reported. “From my perspective, any point of settlement is Israeli, and we have responsibility, as the Israeli government. I will not uproot anyone, and I will not transfer sovereignty to the Palestinians.”
In response to these comments, the congresswoman likened the Israeli Prime Minister to an “authoritarian, Trump-like figure.”