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Biden: Netanyahu Is 'Making a Mistake'

President keeps up the criticism of Israel's war strategy

(Newser) - President Biden continued his criticism of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's war strategy against Hamas with blunt language in a new interview:
  • "I think what he's doing is a mistake," Biden told the Spanish-language TV network Univision, per Reuters . "I don't agree with his approach.

Biden to Israel: Protect Civilians or Risk Losing US Aid

President speaks with Netanyahu by phone for first time since World Central Kitchen strikes

(Newser) - President Biden and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone on Thursday, and US officials say Biden delivered an ultimatum: Do a better job of protecting civilians or risk losing US support for the war against Hamas, reports CNN .
  • Biden "emphasized that the strikes on humanitarian workers and the

Jose Andres on Gaza: 'Time for the Best of Israel to Show Up'

World Central Kitchen founder implores Netanyahu's government to 'start the long journey to peace today'

(Newser) - Less than 48 hours after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed seven aid workers tied to Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen charity, Andres is making a simple plea: "Let people eat." In an op-ed for the New York Times , the 54-year-old celebrity chef honors the dead, whom he...

Netanyahu Calls Errant Strike on Aid Workers 'Tragic'

7 members of the charity World Central Kitchen were killed in Gaza

(Newser) - Israel took the blame on Tuesday for an airstrike in Gaza that killed seven aid workers with the group World Central Kitchen. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a "tragic" mistake in a video message.
  • "Unfortunately, in the last 24 hours there was a tragic case of our

Heat Intensifies on Netanyahu at Home
Pressure Intensifies
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Pressure Intensifies on Netanyahu at Home

Israeli leader once again the subject of mass demonstrations

(Newser) - Benjamin Netanyahu weathered massive protests in Israel before the Hamas attack in October. Now, he's once again under what the BBC describes as "career-ending pressure" as protests resume in force. Details and related coverage:
  • Huge protests: Tens of thousands demonstrated in Jerusalem on Sunday against Netanyahu's government,

Netanyahu Spurns Biden's Warning
Netanyahu Spurns
Biden's Warning

Netanyahu Spurns Biden's Warning

While the UN warns of imminent famine for 2 million residents of Gaza

(Newser) - President Biden spoke to Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and made clear that the US viewed a ground invasion into Gaza's city of Rafah as a mistake. On Tuesday, Netanyahu made equally clear that he would ignore the advice, reports Reuters . Coverage:
  • 'No way': "I made

Netanyahu Dodges on Elections
Netanyahu Answers Schumer

Netanyahu Answers Schumer

Israeli prime minister won't commit on calling elections

(Newser) - President Biden has called it "a good speech," and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday endorsed Sen. Chuck Schumer's floor remarks last week, but the object of the majority leader's criticism made clear Sunday that he didn't appreciate it. Schumer had called on Thursday...

Schumer: It's Time for Netanyahu to Go

Highest-ranking Jewish official in US calls for new elections in Israel

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer delivered a remarkable rebuke to Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, declaring that it's time for new leadership in the nation.
  • Netanyahu "has lost his way by allowing his political survival to take precedence over the best interests of Israel," said Schumer,

Bibi Defies Biden's 'Red Line,' Vows to Keep Fighting

Netanyahu also rejects 2-state solution to war in Gaza, predicts fighting will be over in 2 months

(Newser) - Late last month, President Biden predicted we'd see some sort of ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war within days . That break has still not come to pass, and now the US president is warning Israel's leadership on the attacks in Gaza, where deaths continue to mount, including by starvation...

After Biden Talks Ceasefire, Israel and Hamas Are Puzzled

Both sides sound surprised at the optimism

(Newser) - President Biden declared Monday that a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war might be only days away. As it turns out, this is apparently news to the principal parties:
  • Israel: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "surprised" by Biden's comments that a ceasefire might be in place by Monday,

Netanyahu Has a Plan for Gaza After the War

Proposal may not align with US goals, but Israel says it's a start

(Newser) - Israel's prime minister has drawn up a proposal for governing Gaza after the war ends, a plan that would demilitarize the territory, shut its southern border with Egypt, and give his country ongoing security control. Benjamin Netanyahu presented his proposal to members of his security cabinet on Thursday night,...

Israel: Release Hostages or We Move on Rafah
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Israel Has Set a Ramadan Deadline

Benny Gantz of Israel's war cabinet says if hostages aren't released, they'll move on Rafah

(Newser) - Despite opposition from the US, Israel's planned ground offensive in the southern Gazan town of Rafah, where 1.3 million people are sheltering , will begin within weeks if Hamas doesn't release the 100 Israeli hostages thought to remain alive, a member of Israel's war cabinet said Sunday....

Israel, Brazil Go Further With the Genocide Throw-Down

Brazil's Lula says Gaza war reminiscent of 'when Hitler decided to kill the Jews'

(Newser) - Israel on Sunday condemned Brazil's president for comparing the war in Gaza to the Holocaust, accusing him of being antisemitic and trivializing the Nazi genocide of Jews during World War II. The outcry further strained relations between the countries, which have deteriorated since President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva...

Netanyahu Orders Evacuation of Packed Gaza City

Israeli military will try to get citizens out of Rafah before assault

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday ordered the military to prepare a plan to evacuate civilians from Rafah ahead of an expected Israeli invasion of the densely populated southern Gaza city. The announcement came after heavy international criticism, including from the US, of Israeli intentions to move ground forces...

Netanyahu Rejects Hamas' 'Delusional' Ceasefire Demands

'We are on the way to an absolute victory,' he says

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected Hamas' terms for a ceasefire and hostage-release agreement, calling them "delusional," a position that complicates efforts to strike a deal between the sides. Netanyahu vowed to press ahead with Israel's war against Hamas, now in its fifth month, until...

New Broker in Israel-Hamas Deal: CIA Chief

Biden is reportedly sending William Burns to Europe for talks

(Newser) - The US is taking a more direct role in trying to forge a deal between Israel and Hamas: President Biden is sending CIA chief William Burns overseas to participate in talks, reports the Washington Post . Burns is expected to leave for Europe in the next few days to meet with...

Netanyahu May Have Failed 'Test of Basic Humanity'

Failure to engage with hostages' families hurt him, writes David Remnick in 'New Yorker' deep dive

(Newser) - Nobody has held power longer in Israel than Benjamin Netanyahu, writes David Remnick in the New Yorker . But in his in-depth look at the prime minister, now in his sixth term, Remnick notes that Netanyahu's polling is "dismal" in the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas raid. He...

Families of Hostages Are 'Escalating Their Campaign'

Relatives of those taken by Hamas on Oct. 7 protest outside Netanyahu's home in Israel

(Newser) - Relatives of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza protested Saturday outside the home of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressing frustration over his government's seeming lack of progress in getting the more than 100 captives released as the war in Gaza drags on. A group representing families of the...

Biden, Netanyahu End Telephone Silence

Differences, especially over a Palestinian state, have cooled regular conversations

(Newser) - For the first time since Dec. 23, when President Biden hung up on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in frustration, the two leaders had a phone conversation on Friday. "The call was good," a senior Israeli official told Axios , saying it lasted about 40 minutes and included updates...

Netanyahu's Comments Prompt 'Rebuke' From White House

Israeli PM says two-state solution is an absolute no-go

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday rejected US calls to scale back Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip or take steps toward the establishment of a Palestinian state after the war, drawing an immediate scolding from the White House, the AP reports. The tense back and forth...

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