Andrew Yang Supports Israel

Andrew Yang Supports Israel

Nousha Aldhefery, Associate Editor In Chief

Current politician, former presidential candidate, and runner in the NYC mayoral election, Andrew Yang took to twitter Monday afternoon to state his support in the Israel and Palestine conflict.

The conflict between the two territories are apparent across the world; Israel has been sending attacks to Palestine over land – creating ultimate genocide. However, the USA has supported Israel throughout history because of militarily support. Yang tweeted, “I’m standing with the people of Israel who are coming under bombardment attacks, and condemn the Hamas terrorists. The people of NYC will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere.”

Yang has yet to retrieve his statement after facing hard backlash on social media. With #yangsupportsgenocide trending on Twitter all over the country, celebrities are voicing their opinions. WWE superstar Sami Zayn tweeted at Yang, saying, “Maybe not the most tasteful statement to make within hours of Israel bombing Gaza and killing 20 Palestinians, 9 of whom were children. But then again, I’m not a soulless piece of sh*t politician so what do I know?”

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Not only celebrities have been tweeting at Yang though, so have many Jewish people who have Israeli origins. One user on twitter says “As a proud Jewish New Yorker, please f*** ALL THE WAY OFF with this vile pandering to right wing zealots when most Jews are REPULSED about what the Israeli government is doing to the Palestinians. This is REPUGNANT #NotInMyName”