Hussain Altamimi, a legislative assistant to the radical Rep. AOC, joined her office last month. On his Instagram account last week, Altamimi wrote, “Israel is a racist European ethnostate built on stolen land from its indigenous population!” The caption accompanied a post he shared from an account called, “Let’s Talk Palestine,” which falsely claimed that Israel has a “racial hierarchy.”
“This reveals the principle underpinning Israeli apartheid: It’s not about where you’re born. It’s about whether you’re Jewish or non-Jewish. Your ethnicity determines your rights & level in the racial hierarchy,” the post read. “Israel is an exclusive ethnostate, established to serve one ethnic group at the expense of another.”
The Instagram profile for Let’s Talk Palestine lists it as a “nonprofit organization.” The profile features multiple posts dedicated to criticizing Israel, including one that claims Israel is engaging in “a campaign of ethnic cleansing” of Jerusalem’s Palestinian population. This is demonstrably false and a grotesque smear, but Altamimi apparently agrees with it.
This matches the congresswoman’s own abhorrent views on Israel. Just last May, Ocasio-Cortez slammed Israel as an “apartheid state,” adding that “apartheid states aren’t democracies.”