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Hamas says it accepts UN cease-fire resolution, but Blinken an obstacle to negotiations

A senior Hamas official has said the terrorist group accepts a U.N. Security Council cease-fire resolution adopted on Monday that would bring a truce to fighting in Gaza. Sami Abu Zuhri confirmed the militant group’s decision to Reuters on Tuesday, saying Hamas is ready to negotiate over the details, adding that it was up to Washington to ensure that Israel …

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Israel targets weapons, supply lines in Syria as tensions with Hezbollah threaten to boil over

Israel has intensified covert strikes in Syria against weapons sites, supply routes and Iranian-linked commanders, seven regional officials and diplomats said, ahead of a threatened full-scale assault on Tehran’s key ally Hezbollah in Lebanon. A June 2 air raid that killed 18 people, including an adviser with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, targeted a clandestine, fortified weapons site near Aleppo, three …

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'Apologists for terrorism': House Republicans eviscerate far-left Dems skipping Netanyahu speech

House Republicans are coming down hard against progressive Democrats threatening to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress next month. The high-stakes address, expected July 24, comes as Israel continues its operation in Gaza to eradicate Hamas and rescue hostages taken by the terror group during its Oct. 7, 2023, attack that killed more …

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Blinken lands in Egypt as Biden admin seeks to push ceasefire, prevent escalation with Hezbollah

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in Egypt on Monday at a critical time as Washington seeks to increase pressure on Hamas and Israel to reach a ceasefire in Gaza and ensure the war does not expand into Lebanon. Blinken met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo and is scheduled to travel to Israel later on Monday, …

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Israel rescues 4 hostages kidnapped by Hamas: 'We are overjoyed'

Israel says it safely rescued four hostages that were captured by Hamas during the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks. The IDF said the hostages, three men and one woman, were rescued in the largest such hostage recovery operation since the war with Hamas began in Gaza. Noa Argamani, 26, Almog Meir Jan, 22, Shlomi Ziv, 41, and Andrey Kozlov, 27, were …

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Pelosi says it's 'wrong' to invite Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak to Congress: 'Very sad'

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., spoke out against the invitation sent to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress next month, declaring, “This is wrong.” During an appearance on CNN Friday, Pelosi, when asked whether she would have invited Netanyahu to speak if she was still speaker, replied, “Absolutely not.” “I think this is wrong,” Pelosi told …

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Schumer justifies congressional invite to Netanyahu amid liberal outrage

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., clarified his choice to join House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., in extending an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the move prompted backlash by progressive Democrats. “I have clear and profound disagreements with the Prime Minister, which I have voiced both privately and publicly and will continue to do so,” Schumer prefaced …

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Netanyahu reportedly set to address Congress on July 24

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to address a joint meeting of Congress on July 24, according to two people familiar with the matter. Congressional leaders last week formally invited Netanyahu to come speak, delivering the most recent show of wartime support for the longtime ally despite mounting political divisions over Israel’s military assault on Hamas in Gaza. But …

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IDF says terrorists hiding in UN school killed in strike, local officials report 23 women and children dead

An Israeli strike Thursday morning took out Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists hiding at a United Nations school for displaced Palestinians in central Gaza, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) say, while local officials say that the strike killed more than 30 people, including 23 women and children. Israel said it was targeting a Hamas compound inside the school containing 20 …

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Morning Glory: Biden betrays Israel

President Joe Biden is not a “friend of Israel.” He was, but he is not now. Biden began his turn against Israel when he told Erin Burnett that he was embargoing the sale of offensive weapons to Israel. Biden completed that turn with his speech last Friday and in his Time Magazine interview published this week. First, when he was …

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