Tag Archives: Israel

Netanyahu To Biden: We’ll Stand Alone If We Have To

Axios reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded Thursday to President Biden’s threat to suspend military aid if Israel invades Rafah, declaring in a video: “If Israel needs to stand alone, it will stand alone.” Netanyahu’s defiance in the face of Biden’s “red line” will further exacerbate tensions between the Israeli government and the White House. Biden warned in an …

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Biden Threatens To Withhold Weapons From Israel

The Washington Post reports: President Biden said Wednesday that he would halt the shipment of U.S. offensive weapons to Israel, which he acknowledged have been used to kill civilians in Gaza, if the country moves ahead with a long-planned ground invasion of Rafah — the first time he has threatened to withhold U.S. military aid, and the most direct threat …

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Hamas Accepts Ceasefire Deal, Israel So Far Silent

The Guardian reports: Hamas says it has accepted an Egyptian-Qatari cease-fire proposal to halt seven-month war with Israel. It issued a statement Monday saying its supreme leader, Ismail Haniyeh, had delivered the news in a phone call with Qatar’s prime minister and Egypt’s intelligence minister. The two Middle Eastern nations have been mediating months of talks between Israel and Hamas. …

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Netanyahu’s Cabinet Votes To Shut Down Al Jazeera

The New York Times reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said on Sunday that his cabinet had voted to shut down the Israeli operations of Al Jazeera, a Qatar-based network that is one of the most widely viewed sources of television news in the Arab world. The decision, which had been expected, could complicate Israel’s relationship with Qatar, which …

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Schumer To Invite Netanyahu To Address Congress

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is poised to join Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) in inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver an address to Congress, despite tensions between the Israeli leader and many Democrats over the ongoing war in the Middle East. “I sent a letter draft, because it’s a bicameral invitation letter, it’s been …

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House Passes Bill On Cracking Down On Protesters

The Washington Post reports: GOP leaders this week announced plans for new oversight investigations of elite universities where — in the words of House Republican Whip Tom Emmer (Minn.) — “pro-terrorist anti-Semites [are] taking over.” And on Wednesday, they passed the Antisemitism Awareness Act, which its advocates said would empower the federal government to crack down on anti-Israel protests on …

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Colombia To Sever Diplomatic Relations With Israel

Reuters reports: Colombian President Gustavo Petro said on Wednesday he will break diplomatic relations with Israel over its actions in Gaza. Petro has already heavily criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and requested to join South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide at the International Court of Justice. “Here in front of you, the government of change, of the president …

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Hate Group To Fly Pro-Israel Banner Over UCLA Campus

Via press release from Christian Newswire: Faith2Action Ministries is joined by Andrew Wommack’s Truth & Liberty Coalition, MorningStar Ministries, Patriot Mobile, Transformation Michigan, churches, and concerned individuals, in taking to the airways to stand with Israel. The banner will fly over UCLA today from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Pacific with the message: “JEWISH LIVES MATTER. US,” the new website …

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Trump Hits Netanyahu: Attack Happened On His Watch

“It happened on his watch. And I think it’s had a profound impact on him, despite everything. Because people said that shouldn’t have happened. They have the most sophisticated equipment. They had—everything was there to stop that. “And a lot of people knew about it, you know, thousands and thousands of people knew about it, but Israel didn’t know about …

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International Court May Issue Charges Over Gaza War

The New York Times reports: Israeli officials increasingly believe that the International Criminal Court is preparing to issue arrest warrants for senior government officials on charges related to the conflict with Hamas, according to five Israeli and foreign officials. If the court proceeds, the Israeli officials could potentially be accused of preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza …

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Senate Sends Foreign Aid Bill To Biden In 79-18 Vote

The New York Times reports: The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday night to give final approval to a $95.3 billion package of aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, sending it to President Biden and ending months of uncertainty about whether the United States would continue to back Kyiv in its fight against Russian aggression. The vote reflected resounding bipartisan support …

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Today: Senate Votes On Advancing Foreign Aid Bills

NBC News reports: The Senate is poised to vote Tuesday to advance the $95 billion aid package to provide critical aid to Ukraine and a provision that could lead to a nationwide ban on TikTok. The package, which passed the House on Saturday, includes $60 billion in aid to Ukraine that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said would give his country “a …

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House Approves Aid To Israel In 366-58 Vote

The Washington Post reports: The House has passed aid for Israel 366-58, wrapping up its work on the four-bill foreign aid package. Some House members had jogged out of the chamber, hooting and hollering in support of the Ukraine bill. Democats left yelling ‘yay,’ after the Ukraine package passed, prompting staffers to run after them to bring them back into …

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LIVE VIDEO: House To Vote On Aid To Ukraine & Israel

The New York Times reports: The House on Saturday was heading toward passage of a $95 billion foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, as Speaker Mike Johnson put his job on the line to advance the long-stalled legislation in defiance of hard-liners from his own party. Lawmakers were expected on Saturday afternoon to vote separately on aid for …

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NYT: Israel Hits Iranian Air Base In “Limited” Strike

The New York Times reports: The Israeli military struck Iran early on Friday, according to two Israeli and three Iranian officials, in what appeared to be Israel’s first military response to Iran’s attack last weekend but one whose scope, at least initially, appeared to be limited. The Iranian officials said that a strike had hit a military air base near …

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Johnson Plans Separate Aid Bills For Ukraine And Israel

Bloomberg News reports: Speaker Mike Johnson plans separate House votes this week on new aid to Israel and Ukraine following Iran’s missile and drone attack over the weekend, a lawmaker said. The maneuver taps urgency among many US lawmakers to show solidarity with Israel in the wake of the attack while testing the determination of ultraconservatives to block Ukraine aid. …

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World Leaders Urge Israel Not To Escalate Against Iran

The Hill reports: “We have condemned, we have intervened, we will do everything to avoid an escalation, an inferno,” French President Emmanuel Macron said to French media BFMTV and RMC. Macron added that France will try to “convince Israel that we must not respond by escalating,” and, instead of attacking Tehran, work to “isolate Iran, increase sanctions and find a …

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House Republicans Unveil New Bills To Sanction Iran

Axios reports: The House on Sunday teed up more than a dozen new votes for this week on bills sanctioning Iran and its proxies in retaliation for a wide-ranging drone attack on Israel. The switch-up from Republicans’ plan to vote on several appliance-related “messaging” bills comes as lawmakers in both parties are pressing President Biden take a hard line against …

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Scalise: House Will Vote On Israel Aid Due To Attack

NPR reports: The House of Representatives is shifting its schedule for the coming week to consider legislation supporting Israel in the aftermath of Iran launching drones toward Israel on Saturday, marking a significant escalation in the Middle East conflict. “In light of Iran’s unjustified attack on Israel, the House will move from its previously announced legislative schedule next week to …

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Israel Reports Minor Damage From Iranian Attack

The New York Times reports: Israel’s war cabinet was set to meet on Sunday afternoon, officials said, hours after Iran fired hundreds of exploding drones and missiles in what was believed to be its first direct attack on Israel after years of a shadow war. Nearly all of the volleys were intercepted, and those that made impact caused only minor …

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