Biden thinks new elec­tions are ‘up to the Israeli peo­ple’ to decide on: John Kir­by

Biden thinks new elections are ‘up to the Israeli people’ to decide on: John Kirby

Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Coun­cil spokesman John Kir­by would not say on Sun­day if Pres­i­dent Joe Biden agrees with Sen­ate Major­i­ty Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D‑NY) call for new elec­tions in Israel.
Schumer, the high­est-rank­ing Jew­ish offi­cial in the Unit­ed States, deliv­ered his strongest con­dem­na­tion to date of Israeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Netanyahu on Thurs­day. The Sen­ate major­i­ty leader crit­i­cized Netanyahu’s actions in Gaza and accused the Israeli leader of using the war to pro­tect him­self polit­i­cal­ly.
As for the elec­tion call, Schumer cau­tioned that nei­ther he nor the U.S. was try­ing to influ­ence the future race. He also sug­gest­ed it take place “once the war starts to wind down.”
“At this crit­i­cal junc­ture, I believe a new elec­tion is the only way to allow for a healthy and open deci­sion-mak­ing process about the future of Israel at a time when so many Israelis have lost their con­fi­dence in the vision and …