First Israeli New York assemblywoman will continue to fight boycotts and antisemitism

NEW YORK lawmaker Nily Rozic: ‘Being Israeli brings meaning to the job.’

NEW YORK – When NY State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic is in Albany, she remembers where she came from to connect with her constituents in Queens.

Rozic, 30, a Democrat, is up for reelection in November. She was the youngest woman in the state legislature when she was voted in four years ago. She is also the first-ever NY State Assembly member born in Israel – she still has Israeli citizenship – with parents who made aliya from Argentina.

Rozic proudly keeps an Israeli flag at her desk in the assembly, but her connection is not just symbolic. Being Israeli “definitely brings meaning to the job,” Rozic said, speaking to The Jerusalem Post in Manhattan last week.

Rozic has found that her personal experience as an immigrant from Israel ties her to her constituents. Continue reading

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