Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has sparked controversy by delivering a speech in which he called for the replacement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu as the leader of the Jewish state.

In his address on Thursday, Schumer strongly criticized Netanyahu’s handling of Israel’s conflict with Hamas. Advocating for a two-state solution, Schumer asserted that Netanyahu’s presence poses a hindrance to the desired agenda.

Schumer said he thought that “Netanyahu has lost his way by allowing his political survival to take precedence over the best interests of Israel.”

“Hamas and the Palestinians who support and tolerate their evil ways; the radical right-wing Israelis in government and society; [and]Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.”

According to Schumer, new Israeli elections are “the only way to allow for a healthy and open decision-making process about the future of Israel.”

He further stated that he holds the belief that a significant number of Israelis also acknowledge the necessity for a transformation in their governing body. Schumer’s remarks were perceived by certain individuals as a type of “election interference.” Numerous individuals expressed their disapproval of Schumer’s appeal for Israel to conduct fresh elections in order to replace Netanyahu through various social media platforms.