President Joe Biden addressed the nation Thursday night following a trip to Tel Aviv as the Israel-Hamas conflict drags into its second week.
Biden said he'll be sending Congress an "urgent budget request to fund America's national security needs to support our critical partners, including Israel and Ukraine."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel's conflict with Palestinian militant group Hamas will not be a short-term engagement.
Standing alongside British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as the Israel-Hamas conflict enters its 13th day, Netanyahu said, "This is a long war, and we'll need your continuous support."
Meanwhile, Palestinian militant group Hamas said an Israeli airstrike in the north of Gaza City killed the head of its Hamas-led security forces. CNBC was not able to independently verify the report.
Biden and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi reached an agreement to allow humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, according to Egypt's readout of the leaders' phone call — lending hope to the civilians of the besieged enclosure.
The U.S. Department of State also issued a worldwide caution advisory