March 18, 2024

Schumer and Netanyahu

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer [last] Thursday called on Israel to hold new elections, saying he believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ‘lost his way’ and is an obstacle to peace in the region amid a growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.” AP News

President Joe Biden expressed support [last] Friday for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer after the senator called for new elections in Israel… ‘He made a good speech,’ Biden said in the Oval Office during a meeting with Ireland’s prime minister. ‘I think he expressed serious concerns shared not only by him but by many Americans.’…

“‘One would expect Sen. Schumer to respect Israel’s elected government and not undermine it,’ said a statement from Likud, Netanyahu’s political party. ‘This is always true, and even more so in wartime.’… [Opposition leader Benny] Gantz also criticized Schumer’s remarks, although not as harshly as Likud did. He wrote on social media that the senator is ‘a friend of Israel’ who ‘erred in his remarks.’” AP News

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From the Right

The right is critical of Schumer, arguing that he is abandoning a close ally in the midst of a war.

From the Left

The left supports Schumer, arguing that Netanyahu’s policies are not sustainable over the long term.

The left supports Schumer, arguing that Netanyahu’s policies are not sustainable over the long term.

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