U.S. President Joe Biden pauses during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023.

President Joe Biden appeared Tuesday to offer his harshest criticism yet of the Israeli government since Hamas' terrorist attack on Oct. 7, saying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a "tough decision to make."

Biden made the remarks at an off-camera campaign reception in Washington on Tuesday afternoon, suggesting that Netanyahu's government is hindering a long-term solution.