U.S. doesn't foresee civil war in Israel

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

U.S. President Joe Biden has no fears that Israel will devolve into civil war after weeks of unrest over a controversial judicial overhaul, White House national security spokesman John Kirby said.

"The president believes that one of the great things about Israel is its strong history of democracy," Kirby told reporters.

"In many ways, you're seeing the same traditions," he said, referring to the massive protests over the moves by the hard-right government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

While the United States has "concerns" about the Netanyahu government's plans for the judiciary, "the president is not concerned that Israel was going to devolve into any kind of civil war," Kirby said.

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