A congresswoman's cancellation engenders questions about the fallen Israeli leader's reputation as a peacemaker • Avraham Burg: "We always fight about whose past is more right”
Trump has been aided in his quest to win Jewish votes by strong assists from the rising power of the Democratic Socialist faction in the Democratic Party.
The participation of Ellison has added significance because Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez withdrew her commitment last week to attend the event.
Her decision does not advance justice or peace. It prevents it.
"We are deeply troubled that you have decided to pull out of an event honoring the life and legacy of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate."
Kane later quoted a source as saying that that the invitation to Ocasio-Cortez was not framed as a memorial, but as a review of the Oslo peace process.
The Republican Jewish Coalition said “the national Democrat Party’s lurch to the Left in recent years has been extremely troubling."
"In front of reporters, Representative Yoho called me, and I quote, 'a f**king b***h,'" Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on the House floor.
The verbal stand-off, between Cortez and Rep. Ted Yoho from Florida, took place against the backdrop of AOC's recent remarks about crime in New York
An outspoken fan of the game, moving up the ladder as a full-time congresswoman during an election year is no easy feat.