Jeffries: US support for Israel above judicial reform


August 18, 2023

(JNS) — U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries said on Monday in Jerusalem that judicial reform should have no bearing on American military support for Israel.

Speaking to Israeli journalists about the divisive domestic debate regarding the ruling coalition’s legislative initiative, the New York lawmaker expressed the importance of maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge “regardless of where Israel lands in terms of the judicial reform effort.”

Jeffries, who is leading a delegation of 24 House Democrats to Israel this week, also commented on perceived challenges...

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