Sticking to her anti-Israel, pro-BDS stance on Wednesday, House candidate Yuh-Line Niou said she would vote “no” on any pro-Israel resolution opposing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish state.
Asked about how she would vote on such a resolution, on IX 11’s Democratic primary debate for the 10th Congressional District, Niou replied, “I would not vote for anything opposing the BDS movement’s right to exist.”
Meanwhile, when asked to clarify her position on posting her photo while taking a bite out of a loaf of challah bread, Niou said she “absolutely” supported Israel’s right to exist. But she emphasized that it’s important to “protect the free speech rights of the BDS movement” to engage in “non-violent and peaceful protest.”
Attempting to strike a balance considering the 10th district which she’s running for is a heavily Jewish one, Niou added, “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.”