New York – At Hanukkah Event, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She Is Descended From Sephardic Jews


    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L) at a Hanukkah eventNew York – Incoming progressive Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced at a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony that she is descended from Sephardic Jews who fled to Puerto Rico during the Spanish Inquisition.

    Ocasio-Cortez broke the news to a crowd gathered Sunday night at the Jackson Heights Jewish Center in Queens. It was a party organized by the group Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.

    “One of the things that we discovered about ourselves is that a very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews,” she said.

    She said that her knowledge of her ancestry came from “doing a lot of family trees in the last couple of years,” the Washington Post reported.

    “I think what it goes to show is that so many of our destinies are tied beyond our understanding, beyond even what we know,” she also said.

    In a tweet, the incoming congresswoman also posted a video of her learning to dance the hora at the event, writing: “I can never turn down an opportunity to try a new dance.

    Ocasio-Cortez is affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, which supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel, though she has not taken a stand in favor of an Israel boycott.

    She has, however, expressed support for the Palestinian cause and for a two-state solution, and in a tweet called the killing of some 60 Palestinians on May 14 during the 2018 Gaza border protests a “massacre.”

    She later said in an interview that her Puerto Rican roots helped her relate to the Palestinian protesters.

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    4 years ago

    Just what we need… another wannabe Jew who is an anti-semite in Congress. Some of my best friends etc.

    4 years ago

    1/1024 Jewish

    4 years ago

    Much like the broken menorah being used at the ” festivities “, Ms. Cortez’s association with her roots needs some repair. While the chanukiah being used may or may not be a family heirloom with meaningful memories, the Israel she excoriates is not some political strawman with which to trifle so as to advance a political career. It is the realization of the dreams of her ancestors and others who did not let their association with the religion and the land lapse because of millenia of persecution. Because of that obstinate perseverance, the menorahs once more shine forth proudly from Jersalem and throughout the world. As a nation and a people, we admittedly are not perfect, but show me one nation that has done more to be inclusive while fighting existential battles for survival from its surrounding neighbors and from within its own borders. Would only true peace reign, we would all see the benefits accrue to all the world.

    4 years ago

    Nebach if its true. Probbly many many more descendants of Anisim that are real goyim today.

    4 years ago

    What a pandering little child. She has no clue what she’s up against on January 1.

    4 years ago

    And now she’s an anti Israel Jew hater like most leftist democrats besides for her being an ignorant moron

    4 years ago

    Why am I finding this hard to believe. I think it just suits her for the moment. Just like some of the other lies she has told in the past. Just what we need–another anti-semitic Jew

    4 years ago

    This article might have been more appropriate for Purim. This confirmed idiot has failed to utter a single rational sentence. The average toddler is far more advanced in the intellectual realm than this joke. Let’s look at her gibberish.

    “Ocasio-Cortez shared her family’s past ” – she has zero understanding of the present, and has also displayed via the media to the world audience that she knows nothing about the past. I have no clue about her ancestry. But she is just like many politicians – vying for support by identifying with them. So now she claims Jewish lineage. Similar to Warren – Pocahantas?

    “they were forced to flee into the mountains of Puerto Rico” – From Spain to PR is quite a distance. Why did they need to go to the mountains? Did they swim?

    “people who open their closets, there would be this small menorah inside” – a rather brilliant place to place a menora. Anyone ever try lighting a menora in a closet? Please don’t try this at home.

    Sorry, but this announcement goes into the same trash heap with the rest of the babble produced by this complete imbecile. Not only the youngest member of Congress but the first idiot. (well maybe not the first)

    4 years ago

    Maranohantes. I’ll believe it after the DNA test.

    4 years ago

    Shes from Sephardim and Elizabeth Warren is from Native American descent both mean zero

    4 years ago

    Wikipedia’s earliest mention of this is dated 09 December 2018. I can find no lineage to trace.

    4 years ago

    Mazel Tov! If she gets married, will there be a chupah at her wedding?

    4 years ago

    Typical liberal pandering to the Jews, but behind our backs they hate us and despise us. Isn’t this true Yoni?

    4 years ago

    She gave a meaningful drosho regarding the tenth of teves.

    4 years ago

    Be respectable to Ms Cortez. She will be your next POTUS thanks to Trump. (Remember Carter was after Nixon?

    4 years ago

    Old tactics, used to trick old Jews to vote for these reprobates.

    Remember Julia Salazaar who also claimed she was a Sephardic Jew..

    4 years ago

    Boy, has she descended.

    4 years ago

    I think I’m going to be sick. The Neturei Karta also decended from Jews. So what??

    4 years ago

    those who have her categorized as a moron need to check their own IQ

    4 years ago

    I don’t know if she is Jewish but she sure descends from Chelm

    4 years ago

    She’s no moron. If you read or watch her full interviews, instead of the edited videos shown in the right wing media, she’s far shrewder than the people making the comments here. She beat a long time Congressman to win her seat. I’m not a fan of hers, but we shouldn’t underestimate her.