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Schumer faces backlash after calling for new Israeli elections to oust Netanyahu



Senate majority leader says Israeli prime minister has ‘lost his way’ and warns that country risks becoming ‘a pariah’US politics – liveChuck Schumer, the US Senate leader and a top ally of Joe Biden, on Thursday broke with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his handling of the invasion of Gaza and called for Israel to hold new elections, in comments that upset its ruling party and allies on Capitol Hill.The shift by Schumer, the Democratic Senate majority leader and the highest-ranking Jewish official in the United States, came as he continued to press lawmakers to pass a military assistance package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, the countries Biden has named as America’s top national security priorities. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2024-03-14 21:44:05

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