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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: &#39;The Diamonds Are In Our Hands&#39;
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 ...

Israel Confirms Deaths of 4 More Hostages
Israel: 4 More
Hostages Are Dead

Israel: 4 More Hostages Are Dead

3 of them begged for release in Hamas video

(Newser) - The Israeli military on Monday confirmed the deaths of four more hostages held by Hamas—including three older men seen in a Hamas video begging for their release. The three men, Amiram Cooper, Yoram Metzger, and Haim Peri, were all age 80 or older. Looking weak and wary, they appeared...

Maldives Just Banned Israelis From Entering

The Maldives says it won't be letting in Israel passport holders amid war against Hamas in Gaza

(Newser) - As some countries are increasingly expressing support for the Palestinian people in Gaza amid the Israel-Hamas war , one nation has taken things in a new direction. Per the AP , the Maldives has now banned individuals holding Israeli passports from entering the archipelago in the Indian Ocean, with the office of...

Netanyahu Answers Biden on Ceasefire Proposal

Israeli officials say war cabinet has backed an identical plan

(Newser) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday provided a quick answer to President Biden's three-part plan to end the war in Gaza by saying Israel's goals have not yet been met. "Israel's conditions for ending the war have not changed: the destruction of Hamas's military and...

Hostages' Families Push for Biden's Ceasefire Plan

'This might be the last chance to save lives,' says one relative advocating for proposal on Gaza

(Newser) - Families of Israeli hostages held by Hamas called for all parties to immediately accept a proposal detailed by US President Biden to end the nearly eight-month-long war and bring their relatives home, but Israel's government said conditions for a ceasefire still must be met. Biden outlined a three-phase deal...

Biden Outlines 3-Part Plan: 'Time for This War to End'

Hamas no longer poses the threat to Israel of a major attack, president says

(Newser) - President Biden on Friday detailed a three-phase deal proposed by Israel to Hamas militants that he says would lead to the release of the remaining hostages in Gaza and could end the nearly 8-month-old Mideast war. Biden added that Hamas is "no longer capable" of carrying out another large-scale...

Israel: We Found Hamas Stockpile in Central Rafah

Military confirms it's expanding its incursion into the central part of southern Gaza city

(Newser) - The Israeli military has confirmed that its forces are operating in central parts of Rafah in its expanding offensive in the southern Gaza city. The military said in a statement Friday that its troops in central Rafah had uncovered Hamas rocket launchers and tunnels and dismantled a weapons storage facility...

Nurse Wins Award, Gets Fired for Gaza Remark in Speech

NYC nurse Hesen Jabr, who was being honored for compassion, called war a genocide

(Newser) - A nurse was fired by a New York City hospital after she referred to Israel's war in Gaza as a "genocide" during a speech accepting an award. Labor and delivery nurse Hesen Jabr, who is Palestinian American, was being honored by NYU Langone Health for her compassion in...

Israel Takes Control of Gaza-Egypt Corridor

Military calls it the 'oxygen line of Hamas'

(Newser) - Israel's military said Wednesday it seized control of a strategic corridor along Gaza's border with Egypt to cut off smuggling tunnels. The capture of the Philadelphi Corridor could complicate Israel's relations with Egypt, which has previously complained about Israel's advance toward its border, the AP reports....

Israel Threatened, Spied on ICC Chief Prosecutor: Report

Fatou Bensouda reportedly feared for her safety amid intimidation campaign

(Newser) - Israel's foreign intelligence agency led a nearly decade-long covert "war" against the International Criminal Court, which included threatening the chief prosecutor in a failed effort to keep her from investigating alleged war crimes in Palestinian territories, according to a joint investigation by the Guardian , +972 Magazine , and the...

No, Sunday's Strike on Rafah Didn't Cross Biden's 'Red Line'

US officials say Israel policy won't change

(Newser) - At least 37 more people were killed overnight Monday and into Tuesday in Israeli strikes around the same area of Rafah where Sunday strikes triggered a blaze in a tent camp for displaced Palestinians that killed at least 45 people , the AP reports. Even so, US officials said Tuesday that...

Harvard Won't Speak Out on Issues That Don't Affect It

Though the university does not consider itself officially 'neutral'

(Newser) - Harvard, one of many universities under fire for its treatment of pro-Palestinian protesters on campus, announced on Tuesday that it is moving toward public neutrality—a position already adopted earlier this year at Columbia. The decision is intended to protect free speech on campus, but some critics don't consider...

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