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UK Election Coverage: AOC Seemingly Endorses Corbyn, Labour

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared a campaign video made by Britain’s Labour Party on Thursday, the day of the British election.

“The hoarding of wealth by the few is coming at the cost of peoples’ lives,” she wrote. “The only way we change is with a massive surge of new voters at the polls. UK, Vote!”

While Ocasio-Cortez did not directly endorse Corbyn in her message, Corbyn himself retweeted her post.

Corbyn has been criticized for years for what many in the Jewish community see as his failure to combat anti-Semitism within the Labour Party. A poll conducted earlier this year found that 87% of British Jews believed that Corbyn is personally anti-Semitic.

In February, after Ocasio-Cortez tweeted about a phone call she had with Corbyn, Jewish activist Elad Nehorai tweeted at her to inform her of the Jewish community’s perspective. Ocasio-Cortez responded, and they talked on the phone about it for 45 minutes the following month, JTA reported.

Nehorai and Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign declined to comment. But the activist seemed to express his disappointment in a tweet published two hours after Ocasio-Cortez’s.

For more about Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour anti-Semitism controversy, click here or read the articles below:

Aiden Pink is the deputy news editor of the Forward. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @aidenpink

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