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Ricky Ben-David

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Top US general lays out Washington’s proposed alternative to Rafah offensive — report

France to advance UNSC resolution calling for ‘permanent’ Gaza ceasefire, two states, release of hostages * IDF: Fighter jet intercepts...

31.03.2024 30

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Mediators expected to resume Gaza truce talks; unclear if Israel sending delegation

Egyptian sources say Israeli, Hamas delegations to arrive Sunday though Jerusalem has said it won’t send reps until it receives living...

03.03.2024 70

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Biden ‘hoping’ for hostage, truce deal by Ramadan but ‘not there yet’

US officials say talks appear on track after Gaza aid incident * EU envoy says peace efforts can be advanced, even if parties not currently...

02.03.2024 30

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Biden official says there’s ‘no clear desire’ by Hezbollah or Israel for war

Top US diplomat Blinken, US diplomatic envoy Amos Hochstein travel to Israel amid mounting tensions following hit on Hamas’s Arouri in Lebanon

04.01.2024 50

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Biden administration pushed for Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza, says US official

Hezbollah says 4 members killed in south Lebanon strikes * US carrier sent to Mediterranean after Hamas Oct. 7 massacre to return to base after...

02.01.2024 30

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UN chief: ‘Nothing can possibly justify horrific terror attacks’ by Hamas on Oct. 7

Antonio Guterres calls for immediate release of hostages, says two-state solution only path to sustainable peace * Biden ‘heartbroken’...

23.12.2023 30

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US signals support for latest UN Security Council draft resolution on Gaza

Vote set for later Friday * Text calls for ‘creating conditions’ for truce, unconditional release of hostages * 20 countries join US-led...

22.12.2023 50

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After delay to avoid US veto, UN Security Council to vote on new Gaza ceasefire call

Gaza ground op death toll climbs to 131 * Blinken tells Saudi counterpart US committed to Palestinian state, condemns Houthi attacks in Red Sea

19.12.2023 70

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UN Security Council to vote on resolution demanding aid access to Gaza

Draft text by UAE proposes cessation of hostilities to allow UN monitoring of assistance delivered to Hamas-ruled enclave * Pentagon chief to arrive...

18.12.2023 30

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Families of Gaza hostages demand ‘urgent update’ from Netanyahu on release talks

Relatives ‘shocked’ by report that war cabinet rejected Mossad chief’s offer to head to Qatar for negotiations * IDF ground op death toll rises...

14.12.2023 10

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Biden: US will provide military assistance to Israel ‘until they get rid of Hamas’

‘I am a Zionist,’ says US president at White House Hanukkah reception, adds if Israel didn’t exist, no Jewish person would be safe * Cargo...

12.12.2023 50

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Netanyahu said to establish team to work on post-war Gaza plans

Security cabinet skips vote on allowing return of West Bank Palestinian workers, releasing tax funds to PA * Sirens sound in southern Israeli...

11.12.2023 20

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Israeli FM upbraids UN chief for urging Gaza ceasefire, says he’s siding with Hamas

Eli Cohen slams Guterres after Security Council vote on widely backed resolution, vetoed by US * UK says it abstained as motion failed to condemn...

09.12.2023 100

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US says no deadline on Gaza war but officials warn Israel on protecting civilian life

Biden speaks to Netanyahu, Jordan’s King Abdullah II on boosting aid to Gaza * Blinken says ‘gap’ remains between Israel’s intent to protect...

08.12.2023 20

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US Senate blocks Israel, Ukraine aid amid GOP demands for border policy changes

WHO director says Gaza health system ‘on its knees’ * Belgium announces travel ban on ‘extremist settlers’ in West Bank, Germany wants EU...

07.12.2023 70

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Blinken, Qatari PM discuss ongoing efforts to free more hostages, increase Gaza aid

Top US diplomat thanks Doha for ‘partnership and critical efforts’ in truce talks to release abductees held by Hamas * US warns Iran after...

04.12.2023 100

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Israeli jets strike near Damascus, says Syrian media; Heavy fighting reported in Gaza

IDF carries out strikes in Palestinian enclave after rocket barrages, also targets Hezbollah sites in Lebanon in response to rocket fire

02.12.2023 80

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Gaza truce set to expire at 7 a.m. as negotiations are underway to extend

Israel, Hamas yet to agree on next group of hostages for temporary ceasefire to hold * Israel said to warn fighting to resume if list submitted be...

30.11.2023 60

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10 Israeli and 2 Thai hostages arrive back in Israel after 53 days in Gaza captivity

8 women, one teen and her mom freed; most were kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz; footage shows them walking, flanked by armed, masked terrorists

29.11.2023 30

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PM receives list of Israeli hostages set for release Tuesday as Gaza truce extended

PMO says names of abductees currently under review * 11 Israeli hostages freed by Hamas Monday arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital for...

28.11.2023 20

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Most freed Israeli hostages appear in good physical health, some ‘feeble, exhausted’

13 Israelis treated at separate hospitals * Second group of hostages set for release today on 2nd day of truce * Israel working to reunite 11 freed...

25.11.2023 30

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Israelis brace for emotional day as 1st group of hostages set for release at 4 p.m.

Four-day pause in Gaza war to start at 7 a.m.* Egypt says 130,000 liters of fuel, 200 trucks of aid to enter Strip daily during truce * Israeli jets...

24.11.2023 70

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IDF intercepts missile from Lebanon; 5 killed in reported West Bank drone strike

Musk says users who employ terms that call for genocide like ‘from the river to the sea’ will be suspended * limited phone access, internet...

18.11.2023 90

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EU top diplomat urges ‘pause of hostilities’ in Gaza war; UN Security Council to meet

The Times of Israel is liveblogging Sunday’s events as they happen. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell urges a “pause of hostilities” to...

29.10.2023 70

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Israel strikes Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, military says

The Times of Israel is liveblogging Thursday’s events as they unfold. US President Joe Biden says humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip via Egypt may...

19.10.2023 50

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Biden to ask ‘tough questions’ on wartime solidarity visit to Israel

The Times of Israel is liveblogging Wednesday’s events as they unfold. The Israel Defense Forces says another anti-tank guided missile was fired...

18.10.2023 100

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UN chief urges Israel to ‘reconsider’ northern Gaza evacuation warning

The Times of Israel is liveblogging Saturday’s events as they unfold. Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations calls for a “humanitarian...

14.10.2023 30

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