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HuffPost's Daniel Marans discusses fallout from Yang's comments on Israel

HuffPost's Democratic politics reporter Daniel Marans joined Hill.TV on Thursday to discuss the New York City mayoral race and a recent comment made by candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangThe Memo: The center strikes back Yang, Garcia campaign together three days before NYC mayoral primary Adams, Wiley lead field in NYC mayoral primary: poll MORE (D) defending Israel's actions amid rising violence with the Gaza Strip on Monday.

Marans told "Rising" cohosts Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball that such a comment would likely help Yang in the mayoral race, where New York's sizable Jewish population is a key constituency and where, he argued, supporters of Israel often outnumber voters with a pro-Palestinian point of view.

"At the end of the day, the people for whom this is a do or die issue...often outnumber [pro-Palestinian voters], and they do vote as a bloc," Marans explained.

"We've seen him lock up support from key ultra-Orthodox...and at the end of the day, he's building a moderate coalition in the city," he went on.

Watch more of Marans's interview above: