'Israel is not a banana republic'


March 22, 2024

Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett chastised Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Thursday, after Schumer called for new elections in Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ouster.

“Regardless of our political opinion,” tweeted Bennett, who split from a coalition of right-wing parties led by Netanyahu in 2021 to form his own government, “we strongly oppose external political intervention in Israel’s internal affairs.”

Bennett blasted Schumer’s interference in Israeli democracy, declaring Israel is “not a banana republic,” and rejected criticism of Israel’s handling of the wa...

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