On Monday, March 18, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden.

According to the White House press service, the two leaders "discussed recent events in Gaza, the situation in Rafah, and efforts to increase the volume of humanitarian assistance delivered to the Gaza Strip."

This conversation followed Netanyahu's sharp criticism of Biden, whose administration has taken a tougher stance towards the actions of the Israeli cabinet.

Netanyahu particularly accused "friends of Israel" of having short memories. "Aren’t you quick to forget about October 7, the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust? Isn’t it too early to reject Israel’s right to self-defense after the attack by the monsters Hamas?" he questioned, primarily addressing the White House.

The last telephone conversation between Netanyahu and Biden occurred on February 15.