AOC slammed for abstaining from $1bn Israel funding vote

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US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been slammed by pro-Palestine activists for her last-minute decision to abstain from opposing a billion-dollar funding bill for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system on Thursday. The New York representative initially led the charge, together with other progressive Democrats, to block payments for the weapons system, putting pressure on fellow lawmakers so that its funding package in a wider bill was removed. However, just days latera standalone vote was tabled on the $1 billion payment, and Ocasio-Cortez voted “present” (to abstain) instead of “no” lik…

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