Letter From the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) To Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Urging the Termination of her Antisemitic Staffer
News Press Release
January 5, 2022

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Washington, D.C.
Office 216
Cannon HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez:

I am writing to you on behalf of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and many ZOA members and supporters residing in your congressional district and throughout the country.

ZOA is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States. Since its inception, ZOA has been at the forefront of combating antisemitism.

Your legislative assistant, Hussain Altamimi, has made false, hateful, antisemitic, anti-Israel accusations on Instagram. Mr. Altamimi’s vitriolic posts are likely to add to the atmosphere of antisemitism and hatred that has fueled increasing, frightening, violent attacks on Jews in New York and throughout the United States.

Among other posts, Mr. Altamimi falsely wrote: “Israel is a racist European ethnostate built on stolen land from its indigenous population!”; falsely accused Israel of “apartheid”; and falsely accused Israel of having a “racial hierarchy.”

Israel is the historic, tiny Jewish homeland, lawfully reconstituted under binding international law; it is not “stolen land.” Israel’s population is extremely diverse, and has no “hierarchy.” Israel is the home to, among others, Jews who have lived in Israel for centuries and millennia; descendants of 850,000 Mizrachi Jews who fled to Israel after Jews being murdered and expelled from Arab countries; and 1.7 million Arabs. Those Arabs are descended from 160,000 Arabs who remained in Israel in 1948 – most of whom were non-indigenous recent immigrants to Israel from Egypt, Syria and Algeria. Israel’s 1.7 million Arabs have full rights, are part of Israel’s ruling coalition, and serve in the Knesset, the Israeli Supreme Court, etc.

The Zionist Organization of America urges you to publicly condemn these hateful odious remarks against the Jewish State of Israel and to immediately terminate Hussein Altamimi.

The racist dictatorship in the area is the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian Authority states that no Jews will be allowed to live in their entity; condemns Arabs to death for selling property to Jews; and pays Arabs lifetime pensions to murder Jews and Americans. The PA also names schools, streets, and sports teams after Jew-killers.

I invite you to call me if you have any questions.


Morton A. Klein
National President
Zionist Organization of America
(212) 481-1500 ext. 233

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