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Yuh-Line Niou Pledges to Oppose Pro-Israel, anti-BDS Resolution

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(VIN News) Yuh-Line Niou, candidate for Congress in the heavily orthodox NY-10 district, reaffirmed her support for BDS Wednesday.

The state assemblywoman said that she would vote “no” on any pro-Israel resolution opposing the antisemitic BDS movement.

“I would not vote for anything opposing the BDS movement’s right to exist,” Niou said during a televised Democratic primary debate.

Niou was asked about how she would vote on such a resolution — passed by the House in 2019 but opposed by socialist squad member AOC.

Niou has expressed her support for the BDS movement in the past, and offended Jews several weeks ago when she posted a photo of herself preparing to take a bite out of a challah.

When asked to clarify her position Wednesday, Niou said she “absolutely” supported Israel’s right to exist, but emphasized that it’s important to “protect the free speech rights of the BDS movement” to engage in “non-violent and peaceful protest.”

“I myself have never boycotted Israel. But I think it’s really important to make sure they have rights to free speech. I think the movement is important because I have so many friends who are obviously fighting for the human rights of Palestinians,” Niou said.

Other candidates running for the open seat include House impeachment lawyer Dan Goldman, leftist Rep. Mondaire Jones, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon and Elizabeth Holtzman.

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