Tag Archives: Israel

PM Netanyahu Dissolves Israel’s Gaza War Cabinet

The New York Times reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has dissolved his war cabinet, an Israeli official said Monday, after the departures of two significant members prompted demands from far-right politicians for representation in the influential group. The two members, Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot, quit Mr. Netanyahu’s small war cabinet last week amid disagreements over the direction …

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Hamas Says It Accepts Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

Reuters reports: Hamas accepts a U.N. resolution backing a plan to end the war with Israel in Gaza and is ready to negotiate details, a senior official of the Palestinian militant group said on Tuesday in what the U.S. Secretary of State called “a hopeful sign”. Conversations on plans for Gaza after the Israel-Hamas war ends will continue on Tuesday …

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UN Security Council Backs Gaza Ceasefire Proposal

Reuters reports: The United Nations Security Council on Monday backed a proposal outlined by President Joe Biden for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip and urged the Palestinian militants to accept the deal aimed at ending the eight-month-long war. Hamas welcomed the adoption of the U.S.-drafted resolution and said in a statement that it is ready …

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Top Israeli Minister Quits PM Netanyahu’s War Cabinet, Claims “Netanyahu Is Preventing Real Victory In Gaza”

CNN reports: Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz has resigned from Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, delivering a blow to the prime minister who has been celebrating the rare rescue of hostages held in Gaza. “Netanyahu prevents us from moving forward to a real victory [in Gaza],” Gantz said in a televised statement Sunday in which he described leaving the government as …

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Netanyahu Vows To Tell Congress “Truth” About Gaza

The Daily Beast reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint meeting of Congress on July 24 during a visit to Washington, D.C., Republican leaders announced Thursday. House Speaker Mike Johnson and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement that the address would allow Netanyahu to “share the Israeli government’s vision for defending their …

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REPORT: Netanyahu To Address Congress On June 13

The Times Of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly give an address to a joint session of Congress on June 13. Neither Netanyahu nor Congressional leaders have immediately confirmed this date reported by the Punchbowl news site. June 13 falls on the second day of the Shavuot holiday, which is only observed for one day in Israel. US …

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Reuters: Israel Accepts Framework Of Biden’s Gaza Plan

Reuters reports: An aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Sunday that Israel had accepted a framework deal for winding down the Gaza war now being advanced by U.S. President Joe Biden, though he described it as flawed and in need of much more work. In an interview with Britain’s Sunday Times, Ophir Falk, chief foreign policy advisor to …

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10,000 March In “Subdued” Jerusalem Pride Parade

Reuters reports: Jerusalem on Thursday held its annual gay pride parade under heavy security and with a subdued vibe, given the solemn mood in Israel after months of war. LGBTQ+ supporters marched the streets of Jerusalem carrying rainbow flags, Israeli flags and yellow ribbons, a symbol for hostages still held in Gaza. Absent were the vibrant cheers and music that …

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Bowman Blasts “Disgusting” Haley For Signing Bomb

“Nikki Haley is disgusting. She’s a disgusting human being to do that. That’s genocidal language and it’s the language that has the American people turning against our government. Why do we continue to support not just the consistent attacks in Gaza, but the forever wars? There are people in our country, their entire lives, me included, it seems like we’re …

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Brazil Removes Ambassador To Israel In Gaza Furor

Reuters reports: Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva removed his ambassador to Israel from his post and sent him to serve as his special representative in Geneva amid a diplomatic spat between the two countries, the official gazette showed on Wednesday. Meyer’s recall had followed Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz summoning Meyer to tell him Lula was persona non …

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Nikki Haley Autographs Israeli Bomb: “Finish Them”

Mediaite reports: Former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley spent Memorial Day weekend in Israel, where she toured communities devastated by Hamas on October 7th and signed a bomb with a message to the terror group. “Finish them!” wrote Haley on the bomb above a message of unity between the U.S. and Israel. Haley spoke to the press during her tour …

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Netanyahu: Killing Of 45 Refugees Was “Tragic Mistake”

The Associated Press reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged Monday that a “tragic mistake” had been made after an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah set fire to a tent camp housing displaced Palestinians and killed at least 45 people, according to local officials. “Despite our utmost efforts not to harm innocent civilians, last night, there …

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UN Court Orders Israel To Halt Offensive In Rafah

NBC News reports: The International Court of Justice on Friday ordered Israel to immediately halt its military operations in Rafah, the city in southern Gaza where more than 1 million Palestinians had sought refuge in dire conditions. Israel is unlikely to comply with the order, which the top United Nations court has no power to enforce, but the landmark ruling …

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Israeli Officials Seize AP Equipment, Cut Gaza Live Feed

The Associated Press reports: Israeli officials seized a camera and broadcasting equipment belonging to The Associated Press in southern Israel on Tuesday, accusing the news organization of violating a new media law by providing images to Al Jazeera. The Qatari satellite channel is among thousands of clients that receive live video feeds from the AP and other news organizations. The …

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International Court Seeks Arrest Warrant For Netanyahu

The New York Times reports: The International Criminal Court prosecutor said Monday that he has requested arrest warrants for the leaders of Hamas and for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. In a statement, the prosecutor, Karim Khan, said he would seek warrants for Yahya Sinwar, Muhammad Deif and Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas. He also said he was requesting warrants …

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Netanyahu Blocks US Meetings With Israeli Intel Chiefs

Axios reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned Israel’s intelligence and security chiefs from meeting with U.S. officials and lawmakers multiple times since the war in Gaza began, three U.S. and Israeli officials told Axios. Netanyahu seems to be trying to control what American politicians and diplomats hear from Israel — at a time when his government is deeply …

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House Votes To Force Weapons Shipments To Israel

ABC News reports: The House on Thursday passed a Republican-led bill to condemn President Joe Biden’s approach to Israel and force him to send arms shipments to the U.S. ally. The final vote was 224-187. Sixteen Democrats voted for the bill, going against House Democratic leadership and President Biden The measure is a culmination of the political fallout from Biden’s …

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Netanyahu: Israel Is Not A “Vassal State” Of The US

Axios reports: A day after President Biden warned Israel that a major attack on Rafah would cross a “red line” for U.S. support, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went on a rant during a meeting with his security cabinet. “We are not a vassal state of the United States!” he declared, according to three people with knowledge of his remarks, …

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Blinken Blasts Israel On Civilian Casualties In Gaza

The Associated Press reports: Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday delivered some of the Biden administration’s strongest public criticism yet of Israel’s conduct of the war in Gaza, saying Israeli tactics have meant “a horrible loss of life of innocent civilians” but failed to neutralize Hamas leaders and fighters and could drive a lasting insurgency. In a pair of …

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Graham Melts Down When Reminded That Reagan Also Withheld Weapons From Israel On Multiple Occasions

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) clashed with NBC News anchor Kristen Welker while comparing Israel’s wartime conduct to the U.S. dropping atomic bombs in World War II. “Here’s what I would say about fighting an enemy who wants to kill you and your family. Why did we drop two bombs, nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end …

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