We look at President Biden’s role in new — and still fragile — cease-fire between Israel and Gaza, as well as the near certain demise of the January 6 Commission.



SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

We’re going to turn now to NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

Ron, thanks for being with us.

RON ELVING, BYLINE: Good to be with you, Scott.

SIMON: Last week, we were together. It seemed President Biden was reluctant to get directly involved in the conflict between Israel and Gaza. Thursday, he announced a cease-fire. What changed?

ELVING: To some degree, it’s the situation on the ground, as Jackie Northam has just described. It has changed. The Israelis have pursued many of what they call their aims – their goals – in fighting Hamas. And to some degree, there’s been some success for Biden’s negotiating approach. He always wanted a cease-fire but thought that the best way to get it…

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