AOC said that when you criticise another country the reaction is not the same, but adds she understands a ‘very deep’ history with Israel.

‘Jewish people have been persecuted throughout all of human history, but I don’t think that by marginalizing Palestinians, you create safety,’ she adds.

‘I believe that injustice is a threat to the safety of all people, because once you have a group that is marginalized and marginalized and marginalized — once someone doesn’t have access to clean water, they have no choice but to riot, right? And it doesn’t have to be that way.’

Her comments come after she and other Democratic freshman congresswomen were accused of anti-Semitism for their criticism of Israel.