Netanyahu speaks with Biden in 40-minute call after meeting CIA director in Tel Aviv

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Amid growing tensions between the two leaders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden spoke by phone for 40 minutes this evening, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

The conversation took place after Netanyahu met with CIA chief William Burns, the war cabinet and the full national security cabinet tonight.

An official in the Prime Minister’s Office tells The Times of Israel that the two discussed the hostages, Rafah and the next stage in the fight against Hamas, and touched on the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

The two leaders last spoke on Sunday.

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