AOC Claims Abraham Accords ‘Absolutely’ Caused October 7 Hamas Massacre


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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) believes the Abraham Accords, the landmark agreements made between Israel and Middle Eastern nations four years ago, “absolutely” caused the Hamas massacre on October 7.
The progressive lawmaker made the comment last week on a Twitch stream with progressive political commentator Hasan Piker, who, like Ocasio-Cortez, frequently accuses Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians. On the Friday livestream, the pair reacted to former president Donald Trump’s May 23 Bronx rally, where he claimed Israel would not have been attacked if he were still in office.

Piker argued the Hamas attack was a “direct consequence of the Abraham Accords and many of Jared Kushner’s and Donald Trump administration’s actions like moving the embassy to Jerusalem,” Piker said in comments first reported by Jewish Insider. Ocasio-Cortez responded, “10,000%.”

Nodding in agreement, she responded “absolutely” to Piker’s following comment: “He is just as responsible for October 7 as anyone else. The fact that he is saying that October 7 would have never happened is ridiculous when it directly happened as a direct consequence of him moving the embassy to Jerusalem, recognizing the annexed territory of Golan Heights as Israeli territory, going against international law, and also conducting the Abraham Accords completely sidestepping the Palestinians on the conversation.”

National Review contacted Ocasio-Cortez for further comment.

In 2020, the Trump administration helped broker the Abraham Accords to normalize diplomatic relations between Israel and several Arab states — the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco. Sudan signed the accords in 2021, but has yet to ratify a formal normalization agreement with Israel. The bilateral agreements, according to their mutual declaration, sought to maintain and strengthen peace in the Middle East and abroad. The Abraham Accords were named after the biblical Abraham, the common ancestor of Jews and Arabs.

Months prior to the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war, Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita said the Abraham Accords have “created an incredible momentum for peace and prosperity in the entire region.”

While the war is perceived to have set back peace efforts, a report released by the Abraham Accords Peace Institute in April found that diplomatic and economic ties between Israel and Arab nations remained relatively stable. Israel’s trade with countries that signed the Abraham Accords dropped by only 4 percent in the last quarter of 2023, compared to an 18 percent drop in Israel’s overall trade.