Socialist NY Senate candidate challenged over claims of being an immigrant, Jewish

A democratic, Socialist candidate for the Senate from New York faces questions after it emerged they falsified her biography, including allegations about her being a immigrants and Jews, while their earlier work shows it was a Christian conservative support.

(Julia Salazar for Senate)

A democratic, Socialist candidate for the Senate from New York faces questions after reports surfaced that she falsified her biography, including statements about immigrants and Jews, while their earlier work shows it was a Christian-are in favour of conservative.

Julia Salazar, a progressive Democrat, in connection with the Democratic socialists of America, has been touted as the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young and hip socialist, the party further to the left. You also received a confirmation from the New York Governor candidate Cynthia Nixon.

But Salazar came under fire last week after an expose in the Tablet magazine, the Salazar investigating allegations about their biography.

The candidates for the state’s office previously stated, a plurality of outlets, she is an immigrant from Colombia, and noted that her family in the USA, immigrated when she was young. Her father, she said, was Jewish, but the family had little contact with the American-Jewish community after their arrival in the country.

“I immigrated to this country with my family when I was very small. In Colombia, my mother raised me as a single mother,” she also said, during one of their events on the campaign trail.

The democratic Socialist Julia Salazar claims to be an immigrant, but was born in Miami, and the Jewish, but your entire family thinks you are Catholic.

— Jason Buttrill (@JasonButtrill) August 25, 2018

“As a proud immigrant self I know how important it is for the protection of the rights of immigrants and ensure that all of their full-fledged participation in the life of the state of New York,” Salazar’s campaign website, read, and just last month, before it was recently changed to “as a proud daughter of an immigrant father himself.”

Depending on the Tablet, the candidate is an immigrant is not. She was born in Miami, and his mother had US citizenship. Her brother, Alex Salazar, confirmed to the magazine that he and his sister were born in the United States

Salazar, although he caught on camera, she is an immigrant, forced back against the set, they say “made it crystal clear that I was born in Miami.” You made a campaign, the employees for the mistakes on your website.

Your assertions about the nature of Jewish also came under control. You claimed that the Jewish blood from her father, to tell his Jewish ancestors were driven to Latin America, from medieval Spain. But her father’s 2009 funeral, the Church service was held in a Catholic Church in Florida, Tablet reported.

“There was no one in our immediate family, which was Jewish … my father was not Jewish, we were not told raised Jewish,” the brother. He added that it was from your father, the brothers, a Jesuit priest.

‘There was nobody in our immediate family, which was Jewish … my father was Jewish, we were not Jewish levied.’

– Alex Salazar

The magazine will also receive news of their University years, the show that Salazar claims that her mother’s family was from Israel and describes himself as a descendant of the Christian Israelis. The New York Senate candidate wrote that your grandfather moved from the Mandatory Palestine, Colombia, 10 years before the state of Israel was created.

The Tablet reports that some of her acquaintances said that Salazar had last conversion of conservative Judaism in only two months, although such a process could be very much longer.

Salazar called the questioning of their religion “has a long history of bigoted backup of the identity of the Jewish people of color, especially people with patrilineal Jewish heritage, or Jews who converted. I’m sad to see that brought up in my campaign.”

The candidate of the progressive credentials have also been called into question, following the revelation that she worked for actually a Christian conservative activists on the campus, pro-Israel and pro-life initiatives.

In 2012, Salazar Beck show, the claim “there are probably different” professors at Columbia University, appeared on Glenn, “to distribute to the class as their podium of lies about the state of Israel to delegitimize the state of Israel, and spread propaganda to Columbia students.”

The candidate has been against the Jewish state, and supports organisations that campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

In 2012 and 2013 she was the President of Columbia right to life, the campus’s top anti-abortion group. Your now-deleted social media posts often alluded to their Christian faith.

Salazar did not address your change in the political views.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.

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