Sen. Elizabeth Warren is expanding on her call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

“I see it as a moral imperative for all of us to be pushing on the Netanyahu government,” Warren told GBH News.

Warren has previously made posts to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that argued for a ceasefire. And in a Senate speech last week, she made a fiery case against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his prosecution of the war in Gaza and his policies that Warren argued have empowered Hamas. In that speech, Warren said all nations should "resume the ceasefire, and advance peace through a two-state solution."

In an interview with GBH’s All Things Considered host Arun Rath, she expanded on what she thinks the situation in Gaza demands.

“We need a ceasefire,” Warren said. “We need those [Israeli] hostages returned. We need Gaza opened up so that humanitarian relief can flow in. And we need to be pushing the parties toward a permanent peace in the region.”

For permanent peace to be achieved, Warren once again emphasized the need for a two-state solution.

“Netanyahu has made clear that he is not in favor of that,” Warren said. “I believe that means he is not serving the interests of the Israeli people. And we, as an ally, need to be pushing hard on him. We need to push the leadership for both the Palestinians and the Israelis to move toward a two-state solution.”

Corrected: March 07, 2024
A previous version of this article misrepresented details of Warren's speech in the Senate, in which she made a clear call for a ceasefire.