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The U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides: “We say to Netanyahu, turn on the brakes”

Diaspora Minister Amichai Shikli replied to Naides and said: “Activate the brakes yourself and mind your own business.”

L-R U.S president John Biden, PM Benjamin Netanyahu

In a talk on The Ax Files podcast with David Axelrod, a CNN pundit and former adviser to US President Barack Obama, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Tom Neides, stated that the United States is exerting pressure on Israel to halt its intentions to radically alter the Israeli court system. “This is what we’re doing now,” he said, “we say to the prime minister, just as I say to my children. Turn on the brakes. “Slow down, try to reach an agreement, and bring the parties together,” he advised.

Naides further stated, “President Biden has made it plain that he places a high priority on relations with Israel, but we will not turn a blind eye to actions that violate our values.”

He noted, “the United States does not sit here and advise Israel how to pick the Supreme Court or what reforms to undertake. But, we believe in democratic values and democratic institutions – this is essential to our relationship.” According to him, “Biden has a genuine concern for Israel. He is speaking out of sympathy for Israel.”

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In an interview with Assaf Lieberman and Kalman Libeskind in Kan11, Diaspora Minister Amichai Shikli replied this morning to Naides and said: “Activate the brakes yourself and mind your own business.”

This response from Minister Shikli highlights the tensions between the U.S. and the far-right government of Israel over the issue of justice “reform” and settlement expansion. The relationship between the two countries has been complex, with the U.S. being a key ally and supporter of Israel and a vocal critic of some of their policies.

The current situation underscores the Biden administration’s challenges as they navigate their relationship with Israel. While President Biden has expressed a commitment to supporting Israel, his administration has also made it clear that they will not turn a blind eye to actions that they believe are contrary to their values and interests.

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