Israel-Hamas War

Biden struggles to contain spread of Gaza conflict

As anger in the Middle East rises with the death toll from Israeli bombardment, the US is in talks with China to help rein in Iran from sparking a wider war

US president Joe Biden is grappling with rising anger in his own party and in the Middle East about the devastating toll the Israeli response is taking on Palestinians trapped in Gaza. Picture: Getty

As Israel continues to pound Gaza from the air and embark on a series of escalated incursions this weekend, Joe Biden is navigating an increasingly difficult path as the US seeks to contain the risks of a wider war and pressure Israel to focus on the release of hostages ahead of any ground invasion.

The US president is also grappling with rising anger, within his own party and in the Middle East, about the devastating ...