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IDF lifts Iran-strike restrictions on gatherings a day earlier than originally planned

US says it intercepted nearly half of drones launched by Iran * Biden urges Congress to swiftly pass Israel aid after Iran strike * Hamas said to...

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‘Not seeking war’: White House stresses US won’t join Israeli counterstrike on Iran

NYT reports Biden dissuaded PM from launching response when they spoke after Iranian attack; senior American official: Israel ‘made clear’...

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Biden predicts Iran attack on Israel ‘sooner than later,’ renews warning: ‘Don’t’

US president: ‘We will help defend Israel and Iran will not succeed’; report warns Tehran could launch major drone and missile attack...

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Despite Hamas’s hopes and Biden’s fears, Ramadan didn’t spread Gaza war to Jerusalem

Officials say Palestinians weren’t interested in heeding Hamas call to rile up Al-Aqsa, where Ben Gvir was blocked from exerting influence and...

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Biden says US commitment to Israel ‘ironclad,’ is waiting for PM to honor aid pledges

US president calls on Hamas to accept truce and hostage deal proposal currently on table, a day after airing of interview in which he appeared to put...

11.04.2024 40

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‘It’s an established fact’: US envoy says most Gazans at risk of imminent famine

After recent aid influx, Satterfield points to lack of trucks in Gaza to distribute it, acknowledges Hamas has stolen some assistance but says most...

11.04.2024 40

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Biden urges Israel to ‘just call for’ 6-8 week ceasefire, slams PM’s handling of Gaza war

White House denies US president’s remarks in interview taped before heated call with premier mark shift in policy, insists he was referring to...

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Contradicting Netanyahu, Gallant told Austin no date set for Rafah op — source

Defense minister: Israel still finalizing evacuation plans; Sullivan says PM hasn’t briefed US on date for offensive, but suggests gap between...

10.04.2024 60

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Cabinet convenes to discuss potential truce as hostage deal hangs in balance

Reported US proposal would see 900 Palestinian prisoners freed in exchange for 40 hostages; ‘cardinal’ gaps remain on Hamas demands for...

09.04.2024 10

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US says ‘no evidence’ of Gaza genocide, but wants Israel to deliver on aid long-term

After senior Democrat says ICJ will find Israel guilty, Austin defends Jerusalem, but warns that Gaza famine would accelerate violence; Blinken:...

09.04.2024 20

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UK arms exports to Israel will continue, Cameron says, bucking left-wing pressure

British foreign secretary says he still has ‘grave concerns’ regarding Gaza humanitarian situation, but that London remains committed to...

09.04.2024 10

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US says weekend boost in Gaza aid a ‘good start,’ but Israel not off the hook yet

After wartime record numbers of trucks enter Strip on Sunday and Monday, Biden officials say they want such figures sustained for long-term; Lapid...

08.04.2024 10

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Israeli official: Mediators putting ‘no pressure’ on Hamas, Sinwar doesn’t want deal

Senior official denies Israel has received terror group’s response to its latest ceasefire-for-hostages proposal, following report that Hamas...

06.04.2024 40

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After tense phone call with Netanyahu, Biden says Israel is doing what he asked for

Reports say US president told PM that ‘We won’t be able to support you’ if you don’t change course on Gaza; US not planning its own probe...

05.04.2024 9

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US envoy: Idea Biden trying to topple Netanyahu a ‘misconception’

In interview, Jack Lew says Oct. 7 upended his plan to orchestrate Saudi normalization, urges sending more aid into Gaza; says US campus antisemitism...

05.04.2024 10

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Qatar not inclined to assist in post-war Gaza reconstruction due to Israeli treatment

Some in Jerusalem look to distance Doha, but the warning from its PM could signal another country unwilling to help stabilize, reconstruct Strip,...

05.04.2024 30

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Trump says he’s not ‘loving the way’ Israel is fighting in Gaza: It’s ‘losing PR war’

Former US president stresses support for IDF op against Hamas but calls to ‘get it over with’; rages at release of ‘the most...

05.04.2024 20

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US signals opposition to renewed Palestinian bid for statehood status at UN

State Department says Palestinian state should be established ‘through direct negotiations… not at the United Nations,’ as PLO envoy...

04.04.2024 50

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Senior Israeli official warns of growing ‘shoot first, ask later’ culture in IDF

Head of World Central Kitchen accuses Israel of ‘systematically’ targeting aid convoy, says WCK was in IDF-controlled area; international...

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IDF chief ‘sorry’ as details emerge of strike that picked off Gaza aid cars one by one

Halevi says tragedy caused by ‘misidentification’ in complex, wartime conditions; incident reportedly result of military reality in Gaza...

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‘We are sorry’: IDF chief says ‘misidentification’ led to strike on aid convoy

Four cops injured in ramming within Green Line; suspect from nearby Arab town shot dead * US denies involvement, foreknowledge of Israeli strike on...

03.04.2024 40

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Officials warn killing of NGO workers imperils Gaza aid, could stymie Israel’s war goals

UAE halting maritime corridor supply activities; Cypriot officials say ships carrying more aid returning to Cyprus as World Central Kitchen stops...

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PA in final stages of talks with US to reform ‘pay-to-slay’ policy – official

One of the hold-ups has been receiving approval from Israel, which is viewed as critical for getting Congress on board; source fears initial leak of...

29.03.2024 10

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Integrating PA into Gaza aid efforts offers pilot to post-war governance, say experts

Report from Israel Policy Forum argues move would reduce bottlenecks, reliance on UNRWA while boosting West Bank economy; author: Israel, UN both...

29.03.2024 40

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US says Israeli banks don’t have to close accounts of sanctioned settlers

Letter clarifying policy comes after several banks denied those sanctioned access to their assets, infuriating treasury chief, who threatened to take...

29.03.2024 20

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Mother of captive soldier: ‘We stayed silent until today, the authorities scared us’

Families of kidnapped IDF troops to meet PM for first time since October 7 * IDF: Hamas gunmen open fire from Shifa Hospital ER * 3 hurt in West Bank...

28.03.2024 60

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‘Exemplary public servant, champion of the Jewish people’: PM eulogizes Joe Lieberman

High Court slated to respond to government request for extension to respond to petition after AG warns state will be obliged to start conscripting...

28.03.2024 30

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Gallant seeks to smooth over tensions after PM’s cancellation leaves him alone in DC

Defense minister stresses importance of US support between meetings with top Biden officials who use opportunity to pass along tough messages on Gaza...

27.03.2024 30

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Hamas hostage deal rebuff preceded UNSC vote, US says, accusing PM of playing politics

Top Biden administration official says Netanyahu’s claim that resolution led to hardened Hamas stance inaccurate, unfair to hostages, insinuates...

26.03.2024 60

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Israel using weapons in line with international law, not blocking Gaza aid, says US

State Department spokesperson says US has ongoing assessments of Israel’s compliance with international humanitarian law and has ‘not found...

26.03.2024 60

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Perplexed by ‘overreaction,’ White House says PM stirring crisis in US-Israel ties

Netanyahu choosing to ‘create perception of daylight,’ Kirby says, when US hasn’t changed position linking truce to hostage deal; US...

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UN Security Council adopts call for Gaza ceasefire, hostage release as US abstains

Resolution 2728 understood to be non-binding; Washington indicates inclusion of dueling demands and acknowledgement of Qatar-Egypt brokered talks were...

25.03.2024 10

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Kamala Harris doesn’t rule out consequences for Israel if it goes ahead with Rafah op

US vice president says ‘any type of military operation’ in city would be ‘a mistake,’ as Palestinians have nowhere to go;...

24.03.2024 10

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UN aid coordinator says Israel still restricting relief, despite tepid improvement

Jamie McGoldrick laments rules curbing access to north Gaza, but says recent uptick in deliveries means civilians less desperate to risk danger by...

24.03.2024 10

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Hezbollah fires 50 rockets at Israel after IDF targets weapons plant in north Lebanon

3 wounded in strike on 2-story building in Hezbollah hub * IDF says it took out several launchpads in response; no injury reports in Israel, as most...

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UNSC vote set this week on new Gaza ceasefire resolution; US unlikely to back it

Council set to vote on Russia and China-backed measure that Washington says may give Hamas excuse to back out of ongoing hostage deal talks with...

23.03.2024 30

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US bans UNRWA funding until at least 2025, while leaving room for flexibility

FM Katz praises move, vows UN relief agency for Palestinians won’t be part of Gaza’s future; Congress redirects $175 million to other West...

23.03.2024 30

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Nearly 600 relatives of 81 hostages ask Biden to press PM for deal to free them

Families send letter to US president expressing frustration with government’s ‘lack of commitment’ to sealing agreement, say those...

23.03.2024 20

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US set to place one-year ban on UNRWA funds, while leaving door open to future

Spending bill Congress slated to pass redirects $175 million to other West Bank, Gaza projects amid allegations that some of UN agency’s...

22.03.2024 10

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Documents show Israel sought, valued Qatari aid for Gaza in years leading to Oct. 7

Netanyahu long attempted to avoid talking publicly about arrangement with Doha, but letters from top aides reveal Jerusalem felt assistance was...

22.03.2024 30

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Poll: Most Americans say Israel’s war is valid, but only 38% approve of conduct

Survey from Pew Center shows 34% in US disapprove of IDF handling of war, while 73% say Hamas’s October 7 attack was unacceptable, with younger...

21.03.2024 10

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Schumer suggests he’s on board with proposal for Netanyahu to address Congress

Democratic Senate majority leader says he’d always welcome Israeli leader speaking to lawmakers in bipartisan format; Speaker Johnson says...

21.03.2024 20

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US official says Israel sent assurance it is using arms lawfully, days before deadline

Reports indicate Gallant signed letter last week; State Department has until May to assess Israeli guarantee and report to Congress, under new Biden...

21.03.2024 30

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‘Gaps closing’ in hostage talks, Blinken says at start of 6th Mideast tour since Oct. 7

While in Jeddah before stops in Cairo and Tel Aviv, top US diplomat blames Hamas for not accepting earlier offer and coming back with new demands

21.03.2024 30

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UN finds UNRWA has ‘mechanisms’ ensuring neutrality, ‘critical areas’ require action

Independent panel will issue recommendations to tackle issues on April 20; US lawmakers reach deal to continue ban on funding agency until March 2025

21.03.2024 10

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US to pitch Israel on securing Egypt-Gaza border as alternative to ‘smashing into Rafah’

US officials tell ToI next week’s meeting with visiting Israeli delegation will be used to advance viable options to massive ground offensive in...

20.03.2024 50

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Schumer defends call for Israel to replace Netanyahu in meet with US Jewish leaders

Top Democrat also gives interview to NYT in which he reveals that he mulled calling on PM to resign in lightning rod speech but decided against it,...

20.03.2024 40

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White House confirms Israel killed Hamas No. 3 in strike last week

Jake Sullivan becomes first official in any government to definitely say Marwan Issa is dead, adds other top Hamas leaders ‘are in hiding…...

19.03.2024 50

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Trump: Jews who vote Democratic ‘hate their religion, hate everything about Israel’

Presumptive GOP nominee again lashes out at American Jews for overwhelmingly supporting Democrats, also takes shot at ‘crying’...

19.03.2024 40

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Biden rules out support for major Rafah op, in first call with PM in over a month

After long indicating US could back offensive if IDF ensures civilians will be safe, president tells Netanyahu current strategy not working and that...

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