Joe Biden under pressure to rein in Israel’s military campaign within ‘weeks’

Joe Biden is under mounting pressure to rein in Israel’s high-intensity military campaign within a matter of weeks, as US allies, administration officials and Democratic party members recoil at the mounting death toll in Gaza.

The US president has stopped short of calling for the immediate ceasefire demanded by Arab countries and some US politicians. But his language and that of senior officials in his administration about Israel’s campaign to destroy Hamas has become more critical in recent days, reflecting growing disquiet within the White House.