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Sen. Schumer: Gaza War Is Pushing Support For Israel To Historic Lows

• by Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.

On March 14, Sen. Charles Schumer, the majority leader in the U.S. Senate, gave a major speech on the Senate floor saying the Israeli government under the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been "too willing to tolerate the civilian toll in Gaza, which is pushing support for Israel worldwide to historic lows."

Schumer is the highest-ranking Jewish official in U.S. history. He added that "Israel cannot survive if it becomes a pariah," clearly believing this war is doing just that.

He urged that Israel hold new elections now at a time when all the major polls show that this would lead to Netanyahu's removal as prime minister.

In another speech given in the Senate on Nov. 29, Schumer gave a beautiful and emotional history about his family, his love for Israel, the scourge of antisemitism, and the relation of all that to Israel's response to the horrible things Hamas did on Oct. 7.

Schumer was clearly defending Israel in both speeches, although some were shocked and upset by his limited criticism in the March 14 speech.

Clearly, almost all the Republicans in Congress, all of who I hope will be re-elected, are scared to death of money from the Israel Lobby being used against them. They are seemingly afraid to say the word "Israel" without first saying the words "our ally."