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Yang's tweet in support of Israel draws praise from conservatives

New York City mayoral candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangMary J. Blige endorses New York City mayoral candidate in new ad Ocasio-Cortez endorses Maya Wiley in NYC mayoral race NYC mayoral candidate hit with second allegation of sexual misconduct MORE (D) drew praise from several prominent conservatives after voicing support for Israel and condemning attacks from the Hamas militant group.

Yang condemned the attacks in a tweet Monday, saying New York City “will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere.”

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Notable conservative figures including Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot MORE (R-Texas), former Trump administration adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerShelby backs ex-aide over Trump-favored candidate in Alabama Senate race Pro-Trump group presses Biden officials for records on critical race theory The Memo: Biden feels the heat from all sides on immigration MORE and Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE Jr. praised Yang's support for Israel, with critics on the right blasting Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSimmering Democratic tensions show signs of boiling over Pelosi signals no further action against Omar The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Bipartisan group reaches infrastructure deal; many questions remain MORE (D-Minn.) and other Democrats who have condemned Israel's strikes.

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Yang sparked backlash from others on Twitter who have criticized Israel's retaliatory strikes amid the conflict, with reports of dozens of casualties, including among women and children. The hashtag #YangSupportsGenocide trended on the social media platform. 

 

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Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have been rising over the past week after Israeli police clashed with Palestinians worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque as celebrations were taking place during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.

Airstrikes by both sides have left at least 26 Palestinians and two Israelis dead in the past 48 hours. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE said late Tuesday that Hamas and the Islamic jihad “will pay a heavy price” for their actions toward Israeli citizens.