Israel’s US ambassador slams Schumer’s ‘unhelpful’ anti-Netanyahu speech: ‘Israel is a sovereign democracy’

Israel’s ambassador to the US, Gilad Erdan, has criticized US Senator Chuck Schumer’s recent speech against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Erdan called Schumer’s remarks “unhelpful” and asserted that Israel is a sovereign democracy, capable of managing its own affairs.

Erdan emphasized that Israel’s domestic politics should be determined by its own citizens, without foreign intrusion. He reminded the international community, including the United States, of its respect for democratic norms and sovereignty, urging the same treatment towards Israel.

Schumer had condemned Netanyahu’s policies, accusing him of damaging the peace process in the Middle East. But Erdan defended the PM’s approach, stating that his actions are aimed at maintaining Israel’s security and national interests.

Erdan’s statements underscore the complex dynamics between US and Israeli politics, highlighting the potential challenges in maintaining a strong alliance amid disagreements over internal policies and leadership decisions.

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