Jewish Democrat likens Netanyahu to Putin over IDF bombing campaign in Gaza

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., questions Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration Anne Milgram during a House Judiciary Crime and Federal Government Surveillance Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the DEA, Thursday, July 27, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)
Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., questions Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration Anne Milgram during a House Judiciary Crime and Federal Government Surveillance Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the DEA, Thursday, July 27, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

Jewish Democratic House Rep. Steve Cohen likens Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Vladimir Putin over the ongoing IDF war against Hamas in Gaza.

“Netanyahu has gone way too far and [US National Security Adviser] Jake Sullivan will be informing him that the bombing must be greatly limited or Israel will be without its last real friend, the USA and [its president], Joe Biden,” Cohen tweets.

“The President is finished with Bibi’s Putin-like no-holds-barred war. Hostages first! Civilians never,” he adds.

The congressman has long had a beef with Netanyahu, boycotting the premier’s speech to Congress against the Iran nuclear deal being brokered by then-US president Barack Obama.

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