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He May Be the First 'Squad' Member Voted Out
He May Be the First
'Squad' Member Voted Out
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He May Be the First 'Squad' Member Voted Out

House Democrat Jamaal Bowman of New York has alienated his Jewish constituency

(Newser) - Out West, Lauren Boebert's GOP primary contest on Tuesday is the main focus . On the East Coast, the big race is out of New York and among Democrats. Progressive Rep. Jamaal Bowman is at real risk at being the first member of the informal group known as "the...

Netanyahu: Hezbollah War Could Be Next

Triggering concerns of a broader conflict in the region

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the current phase of fighting against Hamas in Gaza is winding down, setting the stage for Israel to send more troops to its northern border to confront the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, the AP reports. The comments threatened to further heighten the...

Israeli Troops Strapped Wounded Palestinian to Vehicle

UN official calls conduct in West Bank operation 'human shielding'

(Newser) - The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that its troops strapped a wounded Palestinian man to the front of their vehicle and drove off during a raid Saturday in the occupied West Bank, saying the conduct violated protocol and "does not conform to the values of the IDF." Video of...

Lawlessness Is Preventing Delivery of Gaza Aid

Crime groups have stepped into vacuum caused by collapse of Hamas authority

(Newser) - Israel has brought in a daily pause in fighting along a major supply route in Gaza, but relief groups say it is still too dangerous to deliver aid amid widespread lawlessness. The New York Times , which describes the situation as "extreme anarchy," reports that organized crime groups have...

After 10 Days in Service, Doom for Gaza's $230M Pier?

Aid groups say it's been a bust, officials are talking of dismantling it, per 'NYT'

(Newser) - The $230 million pier built to support the delivery of aid to Gaza has been largely ineffective and may now be dismantled some two months earlier than expected, aid groups tell the New York Times . The temporary pier was built on short notice beginning in March amid warnings of famine...

'Stop the Genocide' Banner Unfurled on El Capitan

Climbers With Palestine group says of Yosemite protest: 'We need to stop killing people, today'

(Newser) - Pro-Palestinian protests over the Israel-Hamas war that have proliferated on college campuses have now made their way into the national parks. SFGate reports that four climbers stopped partway up Yosemite's El Capitan on Monday—not to rest, but to unfurl a 25-by-15-foot banner in the colors of the Palestinian...

Netanyahu Dissolves His War Cabinet
Netanyahu Dissolves
His War Cabinet

Netanyahu Dissolves His War Cabinet

Move could further complicate cease-fire talks

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved the small but influential War Cabinet that has overseen the fighting in Gaza, Israeli officials said Monday, a move that comes days after a key member of the body bolted from the government over frustration with the Israeli leader's handling of the war....

Entire Palestinian Families Are Being 'Decimated'
Entire Palestinian Bloodlines
Are Being 'Decimated'
investigation

Entire Palestinian Bloodlines Are Being 'Decimated'

The AP investigates the effect the Israel-Hamas war is having on large family groups

(Newser) - To a degree never seen before, Israel's air and ground campaign in Gaza is killing entire Palestinian families. Entire bloodlines, sometimes four generations from the same family, have perished in single airstrikes or a series of airstrikes on members of the same family sheltering together from the bombs. Often...

Israel Holds Fire on Stretch of Road Used for Aid Deliveries

Daytime pause will be daily for now

(Newser) - Israel's military announced on Sunday that it would pause fighting during daytime hours along a route in southern Gaza to free up a backlog of humanitarian aid deliveries for desperate Palestinians enduring a humanitarian crisis sparked by the war, now in its ninth month. The "tactical pause,"...

Hamas Leader: We Have Israel 'Right Where We Want Them'

Wall Street Journal obtains texts revealing brutal strategy of Yahya Sinwar

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal has obtained dozens of text messages sent by the Hamas military leader in Gaza, and they reveal what the newspaper describes as a "cold disregard for human life" on the part of Yahya Sinwar.
  • He calls civilian deaths "necessary sacrifices" in the context of
...

UN Officials Claim Possible 'War Crimes' in Hostage Raid

Israeli soldiers were disguised as refugees looking for a place to live: ABC

(Newser) - The special operation that freed four Israeli hostages from a neighborhood in Gaza on Saturday began with Israeli forces disguised as Palestinian refugees, ABC News reports. The soldiers claimed to be looking for a place to live when they entered the buildings where hostages were being held in Nuseirat, sources...

US Wins Ceasefire's Approval by Security Council, 14-0

Move adds to international pressure on Israel, Hamas

(Newser) - The US achieved a rare victory at the United Nations on Monday, when the Security Council endorsed the three-phase peace plan that begins with a ceasefire in Gaza. The vote was 14-0; Russia abstained but did not block the measure. The move adds to the international pressure on Israel and...

Blaming Netanyahu's Handling of War, Gantz Quits Government

Resignation weakens prime minister's position but doesn't end coalition

(Newser) - Benny Gantz, a centrist presence in Israel's emergency government, resigned on Sunday over Benjamin Netanyahu's management of the war in Gaza. The defection fractures, but appears unlikely to immediately break, the prime minister's ruling coalition. Gantz had said he would quit if there was no postwar plan...

Hostage Code: 'The Diamonds Are In Our Hands'
Hostage Code: 'The
Diamonds Are In Our Hands'
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Hostage Code: 'The Diamonds Are In Our Hands'

Details on how the rescue in Gaza unfolded

(Newser) - New details are emerging about Israel's surprise rescue of four hostages taken from Gaza on Saturday morning. A look at coverage:
  • Weeks of planning: The New York Times reports on the military operation itself on two buildings in a residential neighborhood of Nuseirat, central Gaza. It followed weeks of
...

4 Hostages Rescued in a 'Miraculous Triumph'

Israel says they're in good condition after 'complex' operation in Nuseirat

(Newser) - Israel said Saturday it rescued four hostages who were kidnapped in a Hamas-led attack on Oct. 7. The army said it rescued Noa Argamani, 25; Almog Meir, 21; Andrey Kozlov, 27; and Shlomi Ziv, 40, in a complex special daytime operation, per the AP . The hostages, who were said to...

George Clooney Calls White House With a Complaint

Biden aides worried about upset actor backing out of fundraiser

(Newser) - George Clooney called the White House last month with a complaint, sparking concern that he would drop out of a June 15 fundraiser for President Biden's reelection campaign. The actor reached presidential counselor Steve Ricchetti to discuss Biden's criticism of International Criminal Court prosecutors' decision to seek arrest...

Report: Israel Targets 128 US Lawmakers With Trolls

'NYT' exposes alleged covert campaign to influence US government on Gaza war

(Newser) - Israel has spent millions on a covert and still-active influence campaign targeting the US public and lawmakers in an effort to boost support for its war in Gaza, according to reporting by the New York Times . Commissioned by Israel's Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, the $2 million campaign allegedly involved...

Spain to ICJ: We Want in on Genocide Case Against Israel

South Africa case before UN court accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza

(Newser) - Spain will ask a United Nations court for permission to join South Africa's case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza, its foreign minister announced Thursday. Spain is the first European country to take the step after South Africa filed its case with the International Court of Justice late last...

Stanford President's Office Overtaken by Protesters

13 people are arrested; university says any students among them will be suspended

(Newser) - Wednesday marked the final day of classes in Stanford's spring term—and it proved to be a tumultuous morning. Pro-Palestinian protestors entered the university's Building 10 around 5:30am and proceeded to barricade themselves in the president's office within. The situation ended three hours later with 13...

Columbia Law Review Website Pulled Offline Over Essay by Palestinian

Board says the move is a temporary one

(Newser) - The Columbia Law Review website has been taken offline after an article by a Palestinian human rights lawyer was published there. As of this writing, the website URL leads to a page reading simply, "Website is under maintenance." The university's law review is, per the New York ...

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