Yang reaps liberal backlash, conservative support from Israel tweet

Andrew Yang’s pro-Israel tweet Monday night won him the support of Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz, and the scorn of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

5/12/2021 6:40:00 AM

Andrew Yang’s pro-Israel tweet Monday night won him the support of Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz, and the scorn of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Andrew Yang’s pro-Israel tweet Monday night won him the support of Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz, and the scorn of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“I certainly would never ask for or want their support," Yang said when asked Tuesday to respond to the tweets during a campaign stop.But others excoriated the candidate for not mentioning Palestine or acknowledging Palestinian victims. Yang was scheduled to join the Astoria Welfare Society to distribute groceries in the heavily Muslim area ahead of Eid, but told reporters he was asked to stay away following backlash over the tweet.

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“The organizers of the event decided it would be better if we did not attend and we were happy to abide by that choice,” he said when asked by NY1 why the Tuesday event was removed from his schedule.Before a press conference in Astoria, where he was announcing an endorsement, a small group confronted Yang over the tweet.

“[One of the] holiest nights and [they] injured hundreds of people, women, inside of the holiest mosque, one of the holiest mosques, and you’re supporting that and you wanna be mayor of my city, wanna be my mayor?”. “Hell no!”At one point, when another person headtopics.com

asked him what he had to say to New Yorkers about his tweet, Yang said the“People are dying, civilians are dying, children are dying,” the person said. “Do you condemn Israel for their unjust attacks against the innocent Palestinians?”Yang did not respond, and a staffer said he had to go.

Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — who represents parts of western Queens and has so far avoided getting involved in the mayor’s race — tweeted Tuesday that Yang’s appearance in the neighborhood was unwelcome.“Utterly shameful for Yang to try to show up to an Eid event after sending out a chest-thumping statement of support for a strike killing 9 children, especially after his silence as Al-Aqsa was attacked,”

she tweeted. “But then to try that in Astoria? During Ramadan?! They will let you know.”Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Ray McGuire, both fellow Democratic mayoral candidates, made similar statements in support of Israel, but they did not draw the level of national attention Yang did.

“Today on Yom Yerushalayim, Israel came under attack from Hamas-fired rockets in Gaza,”. “Israelis live under the constant threat of terrorism and war and New York City's bond with Israel remains unbreakable. I stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Israel at this time of crisis.” headtopics.com

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McGuire echoed the sentiment.“In the last 24 hrs, over 100 rockets were fired at Israel by terrorists in Gaza,” the former Citi executivetweeted. “Millions of Israelis are currently under threat. The United States & the entire international community must stand unequivocally with Israel. On this Yom Yerushalayim, I stand proudly with Israel.”

Former nonprofit CEO Dianne Morales, who is running for mayor as an unapologetic leftist, was the sole candidate to mention Palestine.“Our world needs leaders who recognize humanity and the dignity of all lives,”. “Whether in NYC, Colombia, Brazil or Israel-Palestine, state violence is wrong. Targeting civilians is wrong. Killing children is wrong. Full stop.”

Yang has previously come under fire for his pro-Israel stance. Inan op-ed in The Forward, he said his administration would counter the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement movement — which stands against Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories — because it “singles out Israel for unfair economic punishment.” He also linked the movement to “fascist boycotts of Jewish businesses.”

He waspressed on that positionat the forum hosted by the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, where he drew pushback for comparing the movement to fascism, and promised to meet with Palestinian leaders and activists.During the forum, he said that his concern is specific organizations that don’t disavow violent tactics toward a particular state but said he respects activists “making a case for what they think is right.” headtopics.com

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Don’t forget the endorsement of noted white supremacist StephenM And he thought he was gonna be mayor 🤣🙄😂💀 Ah yes! Say anything for a vote! If a politician's lips are moving, they are lying! Yang is an amateur at best. Notice, no position in Biden’s administration! Does he really think that conservative support will translate into votes.

You have time to pick your allies.Trump Jr. and Cruz will lead you to lies,deceit and personal destruction of ethics and moral values Thanks for calling out terrorism. Oh no, don't tell me the purity tests have just bitten Andrew Yang in the ass! As the Democrats rail against the Trump effect on the GOP, they also decide who is a 'true' Democrat and who isn't. Grow up, AOC. The Democrats are the Big Tent Party, remember.

Thank goodness someone’s got the balls to Man Up ! Tells you all you all you need to know about Yang. I guess the Democrats now feel that, 'If you can't beat them, then join them.' The GOPs demand that their flunkies abandon all notions of independent thinking and having their own opinions. Now the Dems are apparently demanding the same of their members. Hypocrisy is rampant.

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Well, he seems to be closer to be a politician now. Politics at the cost of human lives is a tragedy. Killing of innocent civilians including children must stop. Hamas is a terrorist group like the Taliban. No? Is Israel too? SherrySons2 I hate Andrew Yang so very much. He wants to become famous Yang😂 Yang just toasted his political future.

If America isn’t pro Israel it’s pro Satan. Since when did America not understand that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed? Every time America turns its back on Israel in crisis something bad happens! Remember Katrina? Remember gas too '...Ocasio-Cortez and half of Twitter.'

Yang is just an opportunistic populist like an average right wing populist. He is what Trump would have been if Trump had chosen to infiltrate the left rather than the right. Falling for demagogues supported by a surreptitious social media campaign is a serious weakness in US. Only AOC could line up against Israel defending herself against Hamas attacks.

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Tensions Run High as Israel, Gaza Militants Trade Airstrikes, RocketsIsrael struck scores of targets in Gaza and Palestinian militants launched more rockets, as tensions from days of clashes in the contested city of Jerusalem dramatically escalated overnight and both sides prepared for a wider conflict. The Israelis are guilty of Domestic terrorism they are heartless brutal barbarians, committing crimes against humanity, straight to The Hague. Looks like the same old story BS

9 killed in Gaza explosion as Israel, Palestine tensions rise after Al-Asqa mosque clashHealth officials reported a total of 20 deaths in Gaza, nine of which were children after an explosion. It is not known what exactly caused the blast. Let me fix your headline for you. 9 Palestinian people murdered in Gaza by Israeli bombs after the Israeli forces attacked peaceful prayer in Al-Asqa mosque.

Israel kills several Palestinians in Gaza, wounds hundreds in Al Aqsa raidTwenty people, including nine children, killed in Israeli air strikes, Gaza officials say, as day of Israeli aggression also leaves more than 300 Palestinians wounded in occupied East Jerusalem. This is a cold blooded murder. The hands of merciless Israelis are drenched in the blood of innocent Palestinians. International community instead of keeping their eyes shut over the warcrimes committed by apartheid state of Israel has a responsibility to act and stop bloodshed. Jews who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape Thousend of Jews Fled their homes. Palistanian Accepts them As A Refugee settle them. Now Today Jews are Doing Same treatend With Palistine which Hitler Was Did for them SavePalistine 😭😭😭 İsrael to hell!