AOC objects to news site calling her Israel criticism an 'outburst,' draws quick backlash

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drew backlash Sunday after objecting to a news site's description of her recent criticism of Israel as an "outburst."
"AOC calls Israel 'apartheid state' in Twitter outburst over Gaza attacks," read the headline of a New York Daily News article posted by MSN.com.

The New York Democrat suggested that sexism may have played a role in the word choice.

"So are the extensively researched, painstaking conclusions from the UN, Human Rights Watch, and B'Tselem (among the largest human rights orgs in the world and in Israel) considered 'outbursts' too?" Ocasio-Cortez asked.

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"Or is that just a descriptor MSN reserves for the women legislators quoting them?"

One of the respondents to Ocasio-Cortez's complaint was Hillel Neuer, who heads UN Watch, a watchdog group that focuses on the actions of the United Nations.

Neuer took issue with Ocasio-Cortez having cited the United Nations report.

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