Highest Ranking US Jewish Lawmaker Calls for Removal of Israel’s Democratically Elected Leader

Posted by


Caitlin Burke and CBN News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he believes Israel needs to hold new elections in the wake of October 7. It’s the harshest criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since Israel’s war with Hamas began.

Schumer (D-NY) says he wants Israel to change course if it wants a safe and prosperous future.

“Prime Minister Netanyahu has lost his way by allowing his political survival to take precedence over the best interest of Israel … The Netanyahu coalition no longer fits the needs of Israel after October 7,” the Senate Majority Leader said.

Breaking News. Spirit-Filled Stories. Subscribe to Charisma on YouTube now!

He claims Netanyahu has put himself in a coalition with far-right extremists, and as a result, has been too willing to tolerate the toll of the war on civilians in Gaza. “Israel cannot survive if it becomes a pariah,” the New York Democrat said.

The top Republican in the Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), immediately rebuked Schumer’s remarks, calling it “foreign interference” to suggest the removal of a democratically elected leader.

The Jewish State of Israel deserves an ally that acts like one…Israel is not a colony of America, whose leaders serve at the pleasure of the party in power in Washington. Only Israel’s citizens should have a say in who runs their government,” McConnell said.

Schumer’s comments came as part of a larger speech about how to move forward after the war.

“The only real and sustainable solution to this decades-old conflict is a negotiated two-state solution, a demilitarized Palestinian state living side-by-side with Israel in equal measures of peace, security, prosperity, dignity and mutual recognition,” he argued.

Schumer said this can never happen unless four key obstacles are removed.

To read the full article, visit our content partners at CBN News.

Reprinted with permission from cbn.com. Copyright © 2024 The Christian Broadcasting Network Inc. All rights reserved.

Join Charisma Magazine Online to follow everything the Holy Spirit is doing around the world!

+ posts
+ posts

Chuck Schumer (Screenshot, CBN News)

Scroll to Top

We Value Your Privacy

By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. This use includes personalization of content and ads, and traffic analytics. We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience, serve personalized ads or content, and analyze our traffic. By visiting this site, you consent to our use of cookies.

Read our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy.

Copy link