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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and DSA Stand By Anti-Israel Activist Who Lied About Being Jewish

The evidence is mounting that Julia Salazar, a DSA candidate for State Senate in New York, lied about being raised Jewish. The BDS supporter and anti-Israel activist with hate groups such as If Not Now, was caught out in a Tablet article.

A 2009 funeral notice for her father, a former commercial airline pilot named Luis Hernan Salazar, indicates that the service was held at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Ormond Beach, Florida. When reached by phone, Alex Salazar, the candidate’s older brother and the operator of a number of Florida mango farms, said that one of their father’s brothers was a Jesuit priest. (He also seemed to know very little about her campaign and seemed surprised when I told him she stood a good chance of winning.) “There was nobody in our immediate family who was Jewish … my father was not Jewish, we were not raised Jewish,” he said. Their mother, Christine Salazar, indicated in a public September 2012 Facebook post that she planned on attending services at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, a nondenominational evangelical church in downtown Brooklyn.

In response to these revelations, Julia Salazar rushed out a bunch of angry denials, contradictory stories and attacks on the Jewish community. She admitted that she had been born in Miami, but tried to attribute her previous claims of being an immigrant to a staff member.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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