Biden spoke on Sunday with Israel’s Netanyahu, says White House


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden spoke on Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a White House spokesperson said, the first conversation between the two leaders in more than two weeks.

The spokesperson said a readout would be issued shortly but did not elaborate.

Speaking before the call took place, a U.S. source familiar with the situation said the two men would discuss the prospects of a possible ceasefire deal to obtain the release of some of the hostages held since the Hamas-led Oct. 7 attack.

The two leaders last spoke on April 13, after Iran launched missile and drone strikes against Israel.

(Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw and Steve Holland in Washington; Writing by David Ljunggren; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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