The leading Democratic candidates for Alabama's second congressional district, Anthony Daniels and Shomari Figures, did not join their Republican counterparts in voicing support for Israel after the attack launched by Iran Saturday night.

In an unprecedented attack, Iran launched a significant drone and missile attack on Israeli targets. This is the first-ever direct attack by Iran against Israel. Iran has always been content to allow its proxies Hamas and Hezbollah to target Israel for years, and even more so recently since the October 2023 terrorist attacks.

The attack drew responses from Alabama's federal delegation, who came in support of Israel in the wake of the attack. 

SEE: 'Pray for Israel': Alabama congressional delegation responds to Iran attack on Israel

Additionally, Al-2 Republican candidates, Caroleene Dobson and Dick Brewbaker, took a hardline stance in support of Israel following the attack. Brewbaker and Dobson are slated to face one another in the Republican Primary on Tuesday.

See also: AL-2 GOP hopefuls Brewbaker, Dobson voice strong support for Israel — 'We must stand firmly with the Holy Land'

1819 News also reached out to the two leading Democratic candidates vying for the AL-2 seat, seeking a response to the attacks. In contrast to their Republican opponents, Figures and Daniels did not voice an opinion on the attack.

Figures did not immediately respond to inquiries from 1819 News. Daniels' team responded by saying, "We do not currently have a statement at this moment."

Iran fired more than 200 drones, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles at Israel, most of which were intercepted outside Israeli airspace by the Israeli Air Force, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Naval Aircraft, and assets, along with aircraft from the United Kingdom.

This attack also comes just weeks after the Biden administration again decided to renew another Iran sanctions waiver.

SEE ALSO: High Alert: Jewish security group urging synagogues to review policies, be vigilant following Iranian attack on Israel

The Secure Community Network (SCN) told 1819 News that synagogues should stay open and operational, be vigilant, and review all security protocols.

"In this moment of escalating international tension, the lights are blinking bright red, and they are blinking fast," SCN stated. "The Jewish community across North America is facing unprecedented antisemitism and a heightened threat landscape and we must increase our vigilance to protect the community."

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