Biden and Netanyahu speak for first time in a month as pressures increase from Democrats

President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone Monday morning about the IsraelHamas war, their first call since Feb. 15.

The White House confirmed the call just before noon, saying the two spoke “to discuss the latest developments in Israel and Gaza, including the situation in Rafah and efforts to surge humanitarian assistance to Gaza.”

Tensions have emerged between the two countries over the war, as Biden is feeling pressure from within his party to do more to support civilians in Gaza.

Protesters demanding an end to hostilities have trailed Biden at nearly all of his events since the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks sparked the war, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has called on Israel to hold new elections
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