Biden threatens to pull support during call with Netanyahu

by ian

President Joe Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone yesterday. During the call, Biden threatened to pull support for Israel, unless his demands are met.

Biden brought up the Israeli drone strike that accidentally killed seven aid workers this week, calling it “unacceptable.” Israel’s military has since dismissed two officers involved in the strike. Biden pressed Netanyahu for an immediate ceasefire to address the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Biden has been ramping up pressure on Netanyahu in recent days as he faces blowback from progressive Democrats and Muslim voters in swing states over his support for Israel. The White House said that if there are no changes to Israel’s policy then there will be changes to ours.

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