New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is known primarily for his progressive ideas on universal basic income and what is thought to be an alt-left campaign to run the nation’s largest city. However, the Entrepreneur took many aback, on both sides of the political spectrum, when he made a common-sense stand of support for our ally, Israel.
Yang voiced support for the Jewish state after they fell under a deluge of terrorist rocket attacks from Hamas just days ago, causing massive disruption and destruction to one of America’s closest allies.
“I’m standing with the people of Israel who are coming under bombardment attacks, and condemn the Hamas terrorists,” tweeted Yang. “The people of NYC will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere.”
Yang, who is running for office in a city known for its Jewish population in a nation whose defense system has been constantly in alliance with Israel’s, was still blasted by his fellow Democrats on Twitter for his support of Israel.
“yikes bro this is not it,” tweeted one critic. “please educate yourself on the events and try to have some nuance and compassion for all parties involved. this is bigger than your mayoral run” and another said, “Mr. Yang, sir, I am begging you to please get f***ed.”
The tolerant left was not at all tolerant of Yang’s support of the US ally with international human rights activist Ajamu Baraka tweeting, “Have people seen the posts from people like Andrew Yang on Israel? Not only are liberals moral hypocrites but Yang proves once again that one does not have to be white to be a white supremacist.”
Why this hatred for Israel, you ask? Well, that’s not a funny story at all. If you want to get biblical about it, it’s two still just two brothers fighting over who was daddy’s favorite. Or rather, their children bickering over the inheritance.
To put it in more NPR type terms, the people of Israel and the Palestinians both believe themselves to have a valid legal claim to the Gaza Strip and while Israel has put up a valiant fight for the land they believe to be part of their nation, progressives have backed the Palestinian claim, saying that Israel is oppressing a minority group in their midst.
And then, of course, there are Jihadist terrorists who will take any opportunity to blow a non-Muslim to smithereens and claim they’re going to get rewarded for it.
Talbert Swan, a Leftist activist, displayed the left’s opinion succinctly tweeting: “The systemic oppression, institutional discrimination, and violent persecution of Palestinians are crimes against humanity. It is wicked, evil, and inhumane. Glad to know where you stand,” he added.
And according to the New York Post the hashtag, “#YangSupportsGenocide” trended on Twitter, which is not altogether surprising, considering how many conservatives have been run off the platform.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), however, didn’t hold back in his support of the progressive Democrat’s statement: “Bravo to Yang for opposing the rabidly pro-Hamas & anti-Israel attacks from fellow Dems Omar & Tlaib,” he tweeted.
The attacks have been growing in severity, and come on the heels of Palestinian riots in Jerusalem as Hamas targets Jewish civilians specifically, firing rockets indiscriminately from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
“According to the Israel Defense Forces, over 200 rockets and mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel from 6 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, dozens of which were intercepted by Iron Dome missile defense batteries,” The Times Of Israel reported. “The military said the Iron Dome had a successful interception rate of over 90 percent of projectiles heading toward populated areas.”
While the Israeli defense system known as the Iron Dome is impressive and has been able to stop most of the attacks, several of the rockets were not intercepted and injured as many as 31 innocent civilians.
According to reports from the Israeli military they have gone on the offensive and “struck over 130 terror targets belonging to terror organizations in the Gaza Strip,” striking “weapons manufacturing sites belonging to the Hamas terror organization” and “targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization and the Islamic Jihad.”