A new video from watchdog group Canary Mission asserts that radical Congressional “Squad” member Rep. Cori Bush, who claims to “unequivocally condemn” anti-Semitism, has for years maintained a close working relationship with Neveen Ayesh, an activist who thinks Israel should “burn to ashes” along with all the Jews inside it.
Canary Mission exposed Ayesh’s past vitriolic tweets, including posting “#ThingsWeAllHate Jews,” in addition to “never trust a Jew.”
“I tried befriending a Jew once. Worst idea ever,” read another one.
“I want to set Israel on fire with my own hands & watch it burn to ashes along with every Israeli in it,” Ayesh wrote in 2014.
She wrote shortly thereafter: “Once again I want to personally set Israel & all the Israelis in it on fire & watch them burn to ashes. Burn you bastards #IHateYou.”
“I hope I will be alive to witness the death of Israel,” another tweet said.
Israeli Jews “miss nazism considering they nostalgically replicate&apply its values&model unless theres something I dont get w/ Zionism,” Ayesh wrote.
As recently as February, Ayesh defended the Hamas terror group, comparing its rockets targeting Israeli civilian population centers to Ukraine’s uprising against Russia. Ayesh once even confessed to harboring a secret desire to join Hamas, tweeting: “[I’d] be the first female to join their group lololol #IdLoveToThough” alongside a photo of Hamas terrorists in fatigues.
Most of the more heinous tweets have since been deleted.
A Washington Free Beacon article titled “Meet the Cori Bush Supporter Who Wants to Burn Jews Alive” reported:
Ayesh, who has been active in several leading anti-Israel groups, including American Muslims for Palestine, organized a 2020 fundraiser for Bush that featured Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), one of Congress’s most vocal opponents of the Jewish state, and Linda Sarsour, an activist who has repeatedly used anti-Semitic rhetoric. An invitation for the fundraiser, titled “Muslims for Cori,” is accessible on the ActBlue website, an online donation portal used by Democrats.
The relationship between Ayesh and Bush is raising fresh questions about the congresswoman’s support for anti-Israel causes and willingness to partner with individuals who have expressed hatred toward Jewish people.
“Neveen Ayesh has shown support for terror organizations, wants to kill every Israeli, and called being Jewish a crime worthy of the rope,” a Canary Mission spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon. “Her anti-Semitism is publicly known information. It was even discussed on the floor of the Missouri House of Representatives. However, Cori Bush had no problem benefiting from a fundraiser organized by Ayesh and enjoys a long-standing relationship with her.”
Ayesh took to Twitter to apologize for her “horrible” tweets, excusing her “words” as coming from “a place of both pain & anger” since she “grew up under occupation & spent the rest of my life watching it. Before I moved back to America, the only interaction I ever had with a Jewish person was through the IDF (Israel Defense Forces).”
State Sen. Steve Roberts, D-St. Louis, who is looking to unseat Bush in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, wrote in an open letter, “My response to encountering antisemitism was to reject it. Cori Bush’s response is to embrace it. This is just one of the many reasons why I am running to unseat her.”