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Biden Supports Ceasefire After Pressure From Dems, Reiterates Support for Israel’s Right to Self Defense

President Joe Biden on Monday expressed his support for a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel following pressure from a group of Democrats, who want the ceasefire being backed by China and other countries at the United Nations Security Council. The president “expressed his support for a ceasefire and discussed U.S. engagement with Egypt and other partners towards that end,” the White House said in a statement about a conversation between Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Biden’s comments come a day after the United States at a United Nations Security Council meeting had voted against a statement calling for a ceasefire—a vote that signals U.S. support of Israel’s right to self defense against attacks from terrorist groups in Gaza. Biden, while expressing his support for a ceasefire on Monday, also reiterated his continued “firm support for Israel’s right to defend itself against indiscriminate rocket attacks,” according to the statement—a position the administration has held …

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