Democrats, Growing More Skeptical of Israel, Pressure Biden

President Bidens carefully worded statement on Monday supporting a cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians came amid growing pressure within his own party for the United States to take a more skeptical stance toward one of its closest allies.

Mr. Bidens urging of a halt to the fighting tucked at the end of a summary of a call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel followed a drumbeat of calls from Democratic lawmakers across the ideological spectrum for his administration to speak out firmly against the escalation of violence.

WASHINGTON President Bidens carefully worded statement on Monday supporting a cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians came amid growing pressure within his own party for the United States to take a more skeptical stance toward one of its closest allies.

Mr. Bidens urging of a halt to the fighting […]

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