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Biden and Netanyahu set to meet in Washington when Israeli PM visits in July

White House Official Confirms Biden-Netanyahu Meeting Expected in Washington in Late July

The much-anticipated meeting between US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to take place in late July in Washington, as Netanyahu prepares to address the US Congress about the ongoing war in Gaza. The White House confirmed the upcoming meeting, which is expected to address the concerns raised by Biden regarding Israel’s conduct during the conflict.

Despite the strong support that the US has traditionally provided to Israel, Biden has not shied away from criticizing some of Israel’s actions during the conflict. He has called out Israel’s bombing campaigns in Gaza as indiscriminate and labeled their military response as “over the top.” In a phone call with Netanyahu in April, Biden urged the Israeli leader to take more steps to protect civilians in Gaza, hinting that US policy could change if the situation does not improve.

Republicans have criticized Biden for his stance on Israel, urging more support for the ally in the midst of mounting international criticism over the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The war has so far claimed the lives of nearly 38,000 people according to the local health ministry, with widespread hunger and displacement affecting the population.

The conflict began after the Palestinian Islamist terror group Hamas attacked Israel, leading to Israel’s assault on Gaza. Despite allegations of genocide, Israel denies any wrongdoing and continues to defend its actions in the region. As the world watches the situation unfold, all eyes will be on the upcoming meeting between Biden and Netanyahu as they discuss the path forward for both countries.

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