President Biden discussed with the media on Tuesday the Israeli judicial reform proposal that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had just abandoned.
Biden told Netanyahu that he must reach a deal and “cannot continue down this route.”
Like many ardent supporters of Israel, Biden expressed anxiety over how people could interpret this.
They cannot continue down this path, so maybe the PM will take some action that will allow him to try to reach a sincere compromise.
Netanyahu won’t receive an invitation to the White House “in the near term,” according to Biden.
In response, Netanyahu issued a statement urging Biden to mind his business courteously.
“I have known President Biden for more than 40 years, and I appreciate his steadfast support for Israel,” he wrote.
The United States and Israel have an unshakeable connection that always triumphs over our infrequent conflicts.
By re-establishing the correct balance between the three pillars of government, which we are attempting to do through a broad consensus, my administration is dedicated to strengthening democracy.
He continued that Israel is a sovereign nation that bases its decisions on the desire of its citizens rather than outside pressure, even from its closest allies.
Here’s video of Biden: “Like many strong supporters of Israel I'm very concerned, and I'm concerned that they get this straight. They cannot continue down this road… Hopefully the PM will act in a way that he can try to work out some genuine compromise.” pic.twitter.com/I29Z54VsZn
— Jacob N. Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) March 28, 2023