Schumer says Israeli and Palestinian leaders are ‘major obstacles’ to peace in Middle East

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has “lost his way” as a leader and, along with Palestinian leaders and some Israeli officials, has become an obstacle in achieving peace in Israel and Gaza. 

In a March 14 speech on the Senate floor, Schumer, a lifelong Brooklynite, mourned the Israelis killed and taken hostage during Hamas’ Oct. 7 and the tens of thousands of Palestinians killed in Israel’s bombing and invasion of Gaza.