Schumer says “No” to Netanyahu’s Request to Speak to Senate Democrats

The Hill reports that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, in contrast to the Republicans of the senate, has denied a the chance to speak to the senate Democratic caucus. Netanyahu is angry at the Democratic stance and no longer espouses the two state solution; Schumer is one of the few major Democratic voices saying publicly that the two state solution must not be abandoned.

Schumer has also called for early elections; another issue causing tension with Netanyahu. Meanwhile, the President continues to advocate for a ceasefire.


A delegation is coming to Washington from Israel today to discuss the ceasefire prior to invading Rafah but success is not assured.

Per the Hill: “I also believe Prime Minister Netanyahu has lost his way by allowing his political survival to take the precedence over the best interests of Israel,” Schumer said in his nearly 45-minute speech. He said Netanyahu is currently in a coalition with “far-right extremists” and has been “too willing to tolerate the civilian toll in Gaza, which is pushing support for Israel worldwide to historic lows.” 

As a lifelong supporter of Israel, it has become clear to me: The Netanyahu coalition no longer fits the needs of Israel after Oct. 7,” Schumer said at the time, referring to Hamas’s attack. “The world has changed — radically — since then, and the Israeli people are being stifled right now by a governing vision that is stuck in the past.”