US President Joe Biden embraces Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, October 18, 2023 (Evan Vucci/AP)

I joined Times Radio’s Ruth Davidson on Friday, as headlines around the world spoke of an “ultimatum” by US President Joe Biden to Israel over its open-ended war in Gaza.

I cut through the hyperbole to analyze the American tactics after the Israeli killing of seven staff of the international humanitarian organization World Central Kitchen.

The incident is far from an “accident” and far from isolated — Israel has killed almost 200 aid workers since October 7. However, the prominence of WCK and the deaths of foreign nationals has pushed the US into pressure on Israel to allow more aid into Gaza.

Meanwhile, the Americans are still hoping to ease the Israeli operations, not through an unconditional ceasefire or unrestricted assistance but through isolation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.