Biden says he hopes to see a cease-fire by next week in the Israel-Hamas war

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President Joe Biden said Monday that he hopes there will be a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war by next week.

“My hope is by next Monday we will have a cease-fire,” Biden said in response to a reporter’s question while he was in New York City.

“My national security adviser tells me that we’re close, close but not done yet,” he said.

The White House has been working on cease-fire negotiations amid growing pressure from progressives and Palestinian allies.