Biden outlines new Israeli proposal to end Gaza war

President Biden has called on Israel and Hamas to accept a new proposal aimed at ending the war in Gaza. He said the three-phase approach - approved by Israeli officials - would initially involve a six-week ceasefire and the release of Israeli hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. In his first response, Prime Minister Netanyahu said the war would only end with the elimination of Hamas' military and governmental capabilities. Also in the programme: Donald Trump has confirmed he'll appeal against his historic criminal conviction, in a tirade that included attacks on the judge and his political opponents; and South Africa's governing ANC loses its parliamentary majority - so what's gone wrong in the thirty years since it swept to power amid a wave of optimism.(Image: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House on 31 May 2024. Credit: Reuters/Hockstein)
31 May 5PM English United Kingdom News

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