CNN learned about Biden’s pressure on Netanyahu to reach a truce

U.S. President Joe Biden during a telephone conversation on May 19 with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu frankly demanded an early ceasefire in the conflict with Palestine. This was reported by CNN on Thursday, May 20, citing sources.

According to the TV channel, the American leader during their conversation for the first time indicated to the Israeli prime minister a time frame for establishing a truce. It is reported that Biden was extremely irritated and used more “direct, frank and unbiased” language in the conversation than before.

Last Wednesday, the White House press service said that the US administration had held a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the two sides had discussed the situation in the Gaza Strip at length. It was noted that the US president said that he expected a significant de-escalation on the way to a cease-fire on the same day.

On May 20, the Israeli security cabinet approved a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with Palestine. Israel intends to cease fire on May 21 at 2:00 local time. Later, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed delegations to Israel and Palestine to monitor the truce.