WASHINGTON – The White House on Sunday expressed concern over the recent developments in Israel and called for a compromise around the proposed judicial overhaul.
“We are deeply concerned by today’s developments out of Israel, which further underscore the urgent need for compromise,” National Security Council Spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement Sunday night.
“As the president recently discussed with Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu, democratic values have always been, and must remain, a hallmark of the US-Israel relationship.”
Concern for Israeli democracy
Watson went on to say, “Democratic societies are strengthened by checks and balances, and fundamental changes to a democratic system should be pursued with the broadest possible base of popular support. We continue to strongly urge Israeli leaders to find a compromise as soon as possible. We believe that is the best path forward for Israel and all of its citizens.”
Watson also noted in the statement that “US support for Israel’s security and democracy remains ironclad.”