By COLlive reporter
Yuh-Line Niou, a Democratic candidate to represent New York’s 10th congressional district, was called unfit for office by her opponent Brian Robinson after expressing radical anti-Israel views and support for the antisemitic BDS movement.
New York’s 10th district has the largest number and the highest percentage of Jews (37.6%) of any congressional district. It contains the southern portion of Morningside Heights, the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the west side of Midtown Manhattan, the west side of Lower Manhattan, including Greenwich Village, Tribeca, and the Financial District, and parts of Brooklyn, most notably Borough Park and parts of Bensonhurst.
Niou, a New York Assembly Member, was recorded in a four-minute extreme rant against Israel. She also proudly mentioned her “good friend and classmate” Rachel Corrie, an anti-Israel activist who burned the American flag for a foreign audience in Gaza supporting Hamas terrorists.
Jacob Bard, a Borough Park resident said, “It really shows us where her anti-Israel mindset is at if she makes such bold unapologetic statements before even getting elected. She should never get elected, and definitely not to a district representing Borough Park.”
“Boro Park voters and residents will vote for the most Pro Frum candidate, In this case, it’s clearly candidate Brian Robinson who 100% supports Israel, Yeshivas and police,” he added.
A local community activist stated that “Niou would make AOC (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and the Squad look like moderates with her extreme anti-semitic views against Israel and its citizens.”
AUDIO: Niou speaks against Israel to the Gotham Gazette (37:40-41:40)
A vote for @yuhline is a vote against the future of Israel, metaphorically, and literally. You want to be radical with public safety, ok, that’s your misguided prerogative. If you’re aligning with an antisemitic movement calling it social justice, you need not be in office #NY10 https://t.co/K9X87ZprY8
— Brian Robinson 羅秉新 (@votebrian) July 20, 2022