Buhari reacts to Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu's electoral victory

Buhari reacts to Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu's electoral victory

Buhari reacts to Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu's electoral victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on his victory in the parliamentary election.

Interviewed Sunday on the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast, the freshman Democrat from NY added: "I think that Netanyahu is a Trump-like figure".

"We need to expand what those policy conversations are", said Ocasio-Cortez, "because as just a citizen of this country, I would be very concerned if Trump started really pursuing more and more and more increasingly unsafe policies and everyone just standing aside and say this is normal, this is just like before".

In an interview with Yahoo News' podcast "Skullduggery," the congresswoman said that Netanyahu's re-election should affect American policy on Israel.

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"Would you be in favor of reducing military or economic aid to Israel", Daniel Klaidman, Editor in Chief for Yahoo News, asked. "I would hope and wish that a diplomatic approach could impact policy".

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who has compared retaliatory Israeli actions at the Gaza border against demonstrators urged on by Hamas to a "massacre", said on Sunday that decreasing the annual $3.8 billion in U.S. taxpayer assistance to Israel should certainly be "on the table".