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Arizona Officials React to War in Israel

Gov. Hobbs silent so far; others not so much

By Arizona Globe Staff, October 8, 2023 7:53 am

The shocking, coordinated terrorist attack on Israel yesterday by Hamas may seem as though it took place a world away. However, in an increasingly interconnected world—and of course, in a state with a large Jewish population—events that affect the desert of the Bible are near to the hearts of many people in this here desert.

Given the shocking attack on civilians, which the world is instantly likening to “Israel’s 9/11,” support for the Jewish State has been nearly unanimous. However, the nuances of different reactions reveal varying levels of passion and depth of understanding of the region’s dynamics.

Here is what some prominent Arizona’s have had to say.

Abraham Hamadeh, 2022 Republican candidate for Arizona Attorney General

Rep Andy Biggs, (R-AZ 5th District)

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego

2022 Republican Gov. candidate and 2024 US Senate candidate Kari Lake

State Senator Justine Wadsack retweeted provocateur Benny Johnson and added her own take.

Former Gov. Doug Ducey

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes used a random AP map of Israel to illustrate her tweet. 

 

Gov. Katie Hobbs, never a prolific Tweeter, has so far yet to comment publicly on the attacks. (Her last tweet was from Aug 10, when she appeared on CNN to advocate for a 2024 ballot measure supporting the right to abortion.)

US Sen. Mark Kelly

US Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

 

Arizona Republican Party

Nothing from Arizona Democratic Party, though their Twitter account retweeted Sen. Kelly’s and Pres. Biden’s Israel-supportive tweets.

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  1. All Democrats and Dem voters MURDERED MY FAMILY IN ISRAEL! Tranny Hobbs and Stephen richer are FILTHY DISGUSTING TERRORIST. PRAYING THE GALLEGOS FAMILY LINE ENDS UP RAVAGED BY DISEASE AND DEATH!

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