Netanyahu: US interference in judicial overhaul ‘stupid, unnecessary’

Middle East Monitor  /  February 4, 2023

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticized US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s words relating to the planned judicial overhaul as: “Flagrant, clear, stupid and unnecessary interference.”

This came during an internal meeting with members of the Likud party, Sama News Agency reported Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth disclosing on Friday.

During his meeting with Netanyahu, Blinken hinted at Washington’s dissatisfaction with the planned judicial overhaul in Israel.

“Building a consensus around new proposals is the best way to make sure they are embraced and endure,” Blinken told Netanyahu.

Blinken also communicated to Netanyahu during his visit to Israel that the US-Israel relationship “is strong” because it is based on shared interests and values.