Tag Archives: Israel

REPORT: Israel In Talks To Resettle Gazans In Congo

The Times Of Israel reports: The “voluntary” resettlement of Palestinians from Gaza is slowly becoming a key official policy of the government, with a senior official saying that Israel has held talks with several countries for their potential absorption. Zman Israel, The Times of Israel’s Hebrew sister site, has learned that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition is conducting secret contacts …

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Israel Says It Will Withdraw Some Troops From Gaza

The New York Times reports: The Israeli military announced on Monday that it will begin withdrawing several thousand troops from Gaza at least temporarily, in what would be the most significant publicly announced pullback since the war began. The military cited a growing toll on the Israeli economy following nearly three months of wartime mobilization with little end in sight …

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Israel Says Gaza War Will Continue For “Many Months”

The Hill reports: Israel expects the war in Gaza will go on for “many more months,” Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of the General Staff Herzi Halevi said. “The war will continue for many more months, and we will operate in various ways – so that the achievement will be preserved over time,” Halevi said in a press conference Tuesday. …

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Netanyahu Visits Gaza, Vows War Will Continue

Axios reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday vowed to continue waging war against Hamas in Gaza, despite a growing number of international calls for a ceasefire. While visiting Israeli troops in northern Gaza, Netanyahu said: “Whoever talks about stopping, there is no such thing.” He also posted a video to X on Monday with the comment: “With our …

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Pope Appeals For Peace In Gaza In Xmas Message

Bloomberg News reports: Pope Francis on Monday blasted the weapons industry and its “instruments of death” that fuel wars as he made a Christmas Day appeal for peace in the world and in particular between Israel and the Palestinians. Speaking from the loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica to the throngs of people below, Francis said he grieved the “abominable attack” …

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US Says Iran Is “Deeply Involved” In Shipping Attacks

CBS News reports: The U.S. on Friday accused Iran of close involvement in attacks on commercial ships by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, stepping up the tone as Washington considers tougher measures including possible force. The White House publicly released U.S. intelligence as the Iranian-linked Yemeni insurgents persist with ship strikes they say are in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, …

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Google Issues List Of Most-Searched Topics For 2023

The Associated Press reports: On Monday, the California-based tech giant released its “Year in Search,” a roundup of 2023’s top global queries, ranging from unforgettable pop culture moments (hello, Barbenheimer ), to the loss of beloved figures and tragic news carrying worldwide repercussions. The ongoing Israel-Hamas war topped news trends in 2023, per Google’s global data, followed by queries related …

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Sanders: Sending More Aid To Israel Is “Irresponsible”

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that the United States approving additional aid to Israel is “irresponsible,” pointing to the thousands of civilians killed in Gaza amid Israel’s war against militant group Hamas. “Israel is losing the war in terms of how the world is looking at this situation,” Sanders said on CBS’s Face the Nation. “And …

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UPenn President Resigns After Antisemitism Hearing

The New York Times reports: The president of the University of Pennsylvania, M. Elizabeth Magill, resigned on Saturday, four days after she appeared before Congress and appeared to evade the question of whether students who called for the genocide of Jews should be punished. Support for Ms. Magill, already shaken in recent months over her approach to a Palestinian literary …

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Pentagon Says US Warship Was Attacked In Red Sea

The Associated Press reports: An American warship and multiple commercial ships came under attack Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said. Yemen’s Houthi rebels later claimed attacks on two ships they described as being linked to Israel, but did not acknowledge targeting a U.S. Navy vessel. The attack potentially marked a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks …

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Erdogan: Israel Should Face Gaza War Crimes Trial

Reuters reports: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday told United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Israel must be held accountable in international courts for what he called war crimes it committed in Gaza, the Turkish presidency said. Israel has mounted an offensive by air and ground against Hamas militants in Gaza in which more than 15,000 people have been …

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Haaretz Editor Condemns “Venal” Musk’s Israel Visit

The Hill reports: The editor in chief of Israeli news outlet Haaretz blasted Elon Musk’s visit to Israel, calling the tech billionaire a “blatant antisemite and publisher of antisemitism” amid backlash over antisemitic content on X. “Blatant antisemite & publisher of antisemitism Elon Musk should be persona non grata in Israel,” Haaretz editor-in-chief Esther Solomon wrote in a post on …

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NBC News: Israel-Hamas Ceasefire May Be Extended

NBC News reports: A senior Arab official with “direct knowledge of negotiations” confirms to NBC News that there will be a truce extension. Details were still being finalized and the deal could still collapse, the source added. Yesterday, Hamas released 17 hostages, including a 4-year-old American, Abigail Edan. In exchange, Israel released 39 Palestinian prisoners, all of whom are minors, …

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Musk To Meet With Hamas Hostage Families Today

Reuters reports: Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, accused by civil rights groups of amplifying anti-Jewish hatred on his X social media platform, will meet Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Monday along with Israelis whose relatives have been held by Hamas in Gaza. Herzog’s office announced the meeting on Sunday night, saying, “In their meeting, the president will emphasize the need to …

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Musk To Meet With Netanyahu Near Gaza Next Week

The Jerusalem Post reports: Tesla and X owner Elon Musk is expected to visit Israel next week, during which he will visit towns near the Gaza border that were attacked by Hamas on October 7, N12 reported on Thursday. According to the report, Musk will meet with President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit. The visit …

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Hamas Releases 25 Hostages, Aid Supplies Reach Gaza

The New York Times reports: Twenty-five hostages held in Gaza, including 12 Thai nationals and 13 other women and children, were released from captivity on Friday, the Egyptian government said, the first people to be freed under a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that took effect hours earlier. The hostages were transferred to Egypt as part of a prisoner exchange …

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Gaza Ceasefire Begins Ahead Of Release Of Hostages

Reuters reports: Combat between Israeli troops and Hamas fighters halted on Friday for the first time in seven weeks in a temporary truce ahead of the planned release of Israeli hostages held by the militants in exchange for jailed Palestinians. No big bombings, artillery strikes or rocket attacks were reported, although Hamas and Israel both accused each other of sporadic …

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REPORT: Four-Day Israel-Hamas Truce Starts Tomorrow

Reuters reports: Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas will start a four-day truce on Friday morning with a first group of 13 Israeli women and child hostages released later that day, mediators in Qatar said. The agreement – the first in a brutal, near seven-week-old war – would begin at 7 a.m. local time (0500 GMT) and involve a comprehensive …

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Israel Approves Temporary Ceasefire With Hamas

The Associated Press reports: Israel’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved a temporary cease-fire with the Hamas militant group that is expected to bring the first halt in fighting in a devastating six-week war and win freedom for dozens of hostages held captive in the Gaza Strip. The deal calls for a four-day cease-fire, during which Israel will halt its military offensive …

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US-Brokered Deal For Hamas Hostages May Be Close

Politico reports: The U.S. has brokered a deal between Israel and Hamas to free dozens of hostages held in Gaza in exchange for a four or five day pause in fighting, according to two current U.S. officials and a former U.S. official with knowledge of the talks. All officials stressed that a deal isn’t final until it’s officially announced and …

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