Last week, the Tablet ran a piece thoroughly exposing Julia Salazar, a DSA congressional candidate in New York, as having misrepresented herself as Jewish and an immigrant. Salazar responded by accusing the Tablet of practicing “race science” and began babbling nonsense.
Despite having claimed to be an immigrant, she had to admit that she had been born in Miami. And despite her claims of being raised Jewish, she came from a Catholic family, became a pro-Israel Christian activist and then at some point became an anti-Israel leftist claiming to be Jewish. She allegedly claimed to have undergone a Reform of Conservative conversion. None of which is relevant because she had claimed to have been raised Jewish. Like her claim to have been a Colombian immigrant, that was a lie.
And the media, especially the lefty Jewish sectors of it, have been eager to help whitewash Salazar. The usual pattern is to interview her, toss her a few softballs, allow her to tell her current version of the story with no real challenges.
But Jewish Currents hit a particular new low. Let’s start with the closing of the interview with Jacob Plitman.
Full disclosure: I overlapped with Julia during her short time in J Street U, and gave her campaign $50 a few months ago.
Fake news is very fake these days, but is it too much to ask not to have a scandal ridden candidate caught in a series of lies be interviewed by a supporter of her campaign?
Couldn’t Jewish Currents have dug up an anti-Israel lefty who hadn’t contributed to her campaign to ask her softball questions?
Plitman introduces Salazar with assorted lies and nonsense. “Salazar especially interesting is that she emerged directly from the Jewish community’s own rejuvenated left.”
Salazar emerged from the pro-Israel right as a Christian activist. But what are facts anyway. Meanwhile Julia Salazar has another version of her infinite biography.
Read the full story from Front Page Mag
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