The ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza has been consuming the attention of President Joe Biden, with an intense round of diplomatic efforts and a focus on bringing an end the violence. The Biden administration has made it clear that the United States is fully committed to working with all relevant parties to restore calm. Upon his election, Biden called for a cease-fire between the two sides and urged Israel to end its bombardment of Gaza. The president also expressed his deep concern over the civilian casualties and urged both sides to take effective measures to protect innocent lives. To that end, the Biden administration is actively engaging with the United Nations, various regional governments and key foreign partners in support of efforts towards de-escalation.