Netanyahu Rebukes Schumer Over ‘Inappropriate’ Comments


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit back at Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who claimed Netanyahu had “lost his way” and should be replaced in special elections. 

“I think what he said is totally inappropriate,” Netanyahu said in an interview with CNN over the weekend. “It is inappropriate to go to a sister democracy and try to replace the elected leadership there. That is something that the Israeli public does on its own.”

“We are not a banana republic. I think the only government that we should be working on to bring down now is the terrorist tyranny in Gaza, the Hamas tyranny, that murdered over 1,000 Israelis, including dozens of Americans, and is holding Americans and Israelis hostage. That’s what we should be focused on,” he added.

Netanyahu claimed that most Israelis favor the ground campaign in Gaza and the IDF’s planned advance into Rafah, Hamas’ last stronghold. 

“This is a wake-up call for Senator Schumer. The vast majority of Israelis support our government’s policies. This is not a fringe government. If Senator Schumer opposes these initiatives, he is not against me, but against the Israeli people.”

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