Actually, Ocasio-Cortez’s claim is more plausible than Elizabeth Warren’s assertion that she has Native American ancestry.
But still: DNA test, please 🙂
And, if this is true, she might want to re-think her embrace of noted Jew-hater Linda Sarsour.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the audience at a Hannukah celebration on Sunday evening that she is descended from Sephardic Jews who fled Spain during the Inquisition.
At the event organized by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice in Queens, New York, the newly elected Democratic congresswoman described how Jews fleeing persecution arrived in Puerto Rico, where cultures would blend and some outwardly practicing Catholics would also keep a menorah at home.
“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….
“So many of our destinies are tied beyond our understanding,” she said, according to a tweet from a Haaretz journalist.
The Spanish Inquisition was a campaign of persecution against Jews and other non-Christians that the Catholic Church and the Spanish royal house initiated in 1492….