AOC backs NY state bill to hit nonprofits that support Israeli settlements

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has voiced her support for a New York state bill that could remove tax-exempt status from nonprofit groups that back Israeli settlements.

“It is more important now than ever to hold the Netanyahu government accountable for endorsing and, in fact, supporting some of this settler violence that prevents a lasting peace,” Ocasio-Cortez says. She says the bill aims to ensure that “the ongoing atrocities that we see happening in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as the ongoing enabling of armed militias to terrorize Palestinians in the West Bank, do not benefit from New York State charitable tax exemptions.”

The bill is seen as unlikely to pass in the New York legislature.

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