(February 10, 2020 / JNS) Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang backtracked on Monday after telling The New York Times in a survey last week that Palestinian refugees and their descendants should have the right to return to Israel.
In response to the question: “Should all Palestinian refugees and their descendants have the right to return to Israel?” Yang simply answered “Yes.”
Eric Weinstein, a managing director at Thiel Capital, tweeted the question with a screenshot of Yang’s answer and added: “You need to say more Andrew.”
Yang replied, “Thanks Eric. It was answered by a staffer who I think misunderstood the question. I believe that Palestinians should have a say in their future but I do not believe that all refugees and descendants have the right to return to Israel. Appreciate your calling it out.”
Thanks Eric. It was answered by a staffer who I think misunderstood the question. I believe that Palestinians should have a say in their future but I do not believe that all refugees and descendants have the right to return to Israel. Appreciate your calling it out.
— Andrew Yang???? (@AndrewYang) February 10, 2020
Additionally, in the survey on Israel issues, Yang pledged to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, where it was relocated from Tel Aviv in May 2018.
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