ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 147

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Israel hoping for conciliatory message from White House

Illustrative: US President Joe Biden takes a phone call in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on December 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Illustrative: US President Joe Biden takes a phone call in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on December 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Diplomatic sources tell Chanel 12 that Israel is hoping for a conciliatory message from the White House after US President Joe Biden’s strong statement against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu’s judicial overhaul.

The sources say Israel is trying to get an explanation for the discrepancy between the positive messages received from Ambassador Tom Nides and Biden, particularly as the comments came after Netanyahu paused the legislation.

White House sources tell Channel 12 that the firing of Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and the agreement to allow far-right police minister Itamar Ben Gvir to set up a national guard, which is being seen as a private militia, particularly irked the Biden administration, which has been working to bring calm to the region, particularly vis-à-vis the Palestinians.

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