At the PS, Emma Rafowicz, combative regardless of anti-Semitic assaults | EUROtoday

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Emma Rafowicz, president of the Young Socialists, in Rennes, September 18, 2022.

Light rain falls in Paris this Saturday, March 9. Between Place de la République and the Grands Boulevards, a thick crowd got here to courageous the dangerous climate to assist the Palestinian trigger within the sixth month of the struggle triggered by the Hamas massacres in Israel, on October 7, 2023, and the bloody response of the federal government by Benjamin Netanyahu. Amidst the Palestinian flags, slogans burst forth: “Cease fire”, “Stop genocide”, “Boycott Israel, criminal state”.

At the top of the procession, the chief of La France insoumise (LFI), Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who has made Gaza the foremost axis of his European election marketing campaign, and the Franco-Palestinian jurist Rima Hassan. To see the Socialist Party (PS), it’s a must to go up the lengthy parade of demonstrators. Behind the banner embellished with a pink rose, the president of the Young Socialists (JS), Emma Rafowicz.

Number eight on the checklist carried by Raphaël Glucksmann for the PS and Place publique within the European elections, the 28-year-old activist spares no effort to persuade voters to belief the socialists. That day, his presence shocked even the “rebellious” ranks. In the small circle of the Parisian left, everybody is aware of that the younger lady is the niece of Olivier Rafowicz, one of many spokespersons for the IDF and who has been touring the information channels since October 7, CNews within the lead, to hold the voice of the Israeli authorities.

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How might the socialist then defend Gaza? “People don’t understand. It doesn't fit into their essentialist software.”, comments, a few weeks later, the young woman, sitting at a table in a café in eastern Paris. Since the demonstration, she has traveled across France, from Bourges to Bordeaux via Caen or Cherbourg (Manche). 1er May, she paid tribute to Léon Blum (1872-1950), figure of the Popular Front in 1936, and will travel in the coming days to Guérande (Loire-Atlantique), Quimper and Savoie. If the polls are confirmed, she will be elected MEP on June 9.

“Republican”, “universalist”

An accomplishment after an arduous marketing campaign. Her surname and her relationship with this uncle established in Israel, whom she is aware of little, made her the goal of filthy anti-Semitic assaults. For months, nameless trolls referred to as him a “Zionist whore”of “Palestinian child killer”of “youpin”. In March, she filed a criticism and made the matter public in Release. Since then, the circulation of hatred has dried up a bit of.

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