Netanyahu “Should Resign” As Prime Minister, Per Nancy Pelosi

( – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a fractured relationship with US Democrats for years. Still, the majority of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have continued to support the Jewish state. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently made it clear how she feels about the prime minister.

On April 22, the Irish broadcaster RTÉ published an interview with Pelosi. The former speaker discussed Israel’s response to the October 7 terrorist attack by Hamas that killed almost 1,200 innocent people. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intelligence chief recently resigned from his position over failures related to the attack.

Pelosi said Netanyahu should be the one who resigns from office. “He’s ultimately responsible,” the Democrat said. She explained that Americans recognize that Israel has a right to protect itself but she rejects the prime minister’s policies, calling them “terrible.” The congresswoman asked, “What could be worse than what [Natanyahu] has done in response?”

The host of RTÉ’s “Six One News” asked Pelosi if she thought the prime minister was an obstacle to peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. She responded that she didn’t know if he was “afraid of peace, incapable of peace, or just doesn’t want peace” but Netanyahu has certainly “been an obstacle to the two-state solution.”

For years, Netanyahu has stood in the way of a two-state solution. He doesn’t believe Palestine should exist as a separate state that’s not within the control of the Israeli government because he believes it would put his country in danger. The October 7 terrorist attack certainly demonstrated what Israel is up against.

Pelosi saying Netanyahu should resign is an escalation of the rhetoric directed at the Israeli government and could further damage the US relationship with a key ally in the Middle East. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden recently signed an aid package that will give Israel more money to fight back against Hamas terrorists.

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