Israel’s US ambassador slams Schumer’s ‘unhelpful’ anti-Netanyahu speech: ‘Israel is a sovereign democracy’

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Gilad Erdan, lambasted the negative remarks made about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, considering them as ‘unhelpful’. He affirmed that Israel is a sovereign democracy, thus decisions related to its leadership and internal politics are its own matters to resolve. The ambassador drew attention to the importance of respecting the international norms that sovereign nations have the autonomy to direct their internal affairs without direct interference from other countries.