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Biden’s Push to End the War in Gaza

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🗓️ 5 June 2024

⏱️ 30 minutes

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In an unexpected speech last week, President Biden revealed the details of a secret proposal intended to end the war in Gaza. Perhaps the most surprising thing was where that proposal had come from. Isabel Kershner, a reporter for The Times in Jerusalem, explains Mr. Biden’s gambit and the difficult choice it presents for Israel’s leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Guest: Isabel Kershner, who covers Israeli and Palestinian affairs for The New York Times.

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From the New York Times, I'm Sabrina Taverny C, and this is The Daily. In an unexpected speech last week, President Biden revealed the details of a secret proposal intended to end the war in Gaza.


Most surprising was where that proposal had come from.


Today, my colleague Isabel Kirsner explains Biden's gambit and


the difficult choice it presents for Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu Yahoo. It's Wednesday, June 5th.


It's Wednesday, June 5th. Isabelle, tell us about this speech from President Biden last Friday at the White House.


So last Friday President Biden made a speech and it came at a pivotal moment in the war,


because for weeks beforehand, the whole world had been focused on Israel's long-delayed


invasion of the city of Raffach, the southernmost city in the Gaza Strip,


and also the city that about a million displaced Palestinians had fled to to find refuge from fighting in other areas of the


Gaza Strip. So understandably, there was huge concern internationally and particularly a lot of pressure coming from the White House for Israel not to go into Rafath.


It was just considered way too risky.


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