Finally, the DSA found a candidate who makes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez look credible. Meet Julia Salazar.
She’s a Democratic Socialist, except when she was on Beck’s show. She’s militantly anti-Israel, except when she was pro-Israel. And she’s Jewish… except when she wasn’t.
Even her birthplace is subject to serious debate as this blockbuster Armin Rosen and John Paul Pagano piece in The Tablet shows.
Julia Salazar has earned media attention that most state senate primary candidates could only dream of, including serious treatment in The New Yorker, and friendly profiles in New York magazine, The Forward, The Intercept, and Vice.
So you know she’s a terrible human being in every possible way. Which she is. First politically.
Her fellowship biography identified her as senior editor of Unruly, the “intersectional blog” of the anti-Zionist and pro-BDS Jewish Voice for Peace’s Jews of Color and Sephardic/Mizrahi Caucus.
… who are generally not Jewish. As appears to be the case with Salazar. Instead she’s Rachel Dolezal. Or Elizabeth Warren.
She “comes from a unique Jewish background,” as The Forward put it. “She was born in Colombia, and her father was Jewish, descended from the community expelled from medieval Spain. When her family immigrated to the United States, they had little contact with the American Jewish community, struggling to establish themselves financially.”
Salazar touts her immigrant background, and has claimed that she moved to Florida at an early age. “My family immigrated to the US from Colombia when I was a baby,” she told Jacobin, a leading socialist journal. Salazar is “a working-class Colombian immigrant,” according to a lengthy profile in The Intercept written by a fellow DSA activist:
(Tablet sent over a short list of questions about Salazar’s history with Jewish and Israel-related issues at 1 p.m. today, including one about where Salazar, who has claimed to be an immigrant from Colombia, was born. An hour later, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency published a story about Salazar in which she acknowledged she was in fact born in Miami.)
Read the full story from Front Page Mag
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