President Biden announces that “Israel has now offered a comprehensive new proposal for an enduring ceasefire and the release of all hostages transmitted by Qatar to Hamas.” It contained three phases. He volunteers the US to forge a diplomatic solution to the war, addresses rebuilding Gaza, and acknowledges that great detail needs to be worked out; he omits mention of two-states as a political outcome. He poses the possibility of a historic Israeli-Saudi normalization agreement if this deal is implemented, totally contrary to Hamas’s interests.