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Andrew Yang Comes Under Fire in Astoria, Following Comments on Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Andrew Yang Comes Under Fire in Astoria, Following Comments on Israel-Palestinian Conflict

May 12, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang got a cool reception in Astoria Tuesday after he sent out an apparent pro-Israel tweet Monday night.

Yang visited the neighborhood for an endorsement announcement and was then scheduled to join a local nonprofit to distribute groceries to families ahead of Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

However, a statement he tweeted Monday evening about the Israel-Palestinian conflict left him in hot water and the nonprofit Astoria Welfare Society rescinded its invitation.

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