World Biden credits own admin for Israel-Hamas cease-fire, downplays Egypt role
What Stands Behind the New Palestinian War Against Israel? | Opinion
Palestinians are now certain they will be rewarded, not punished, for their aggression. So long as this remains the Biden administration's position, we can expect the latest Palestinian war against Israel to continue. Indeed, so long as this remains the administration's policy, the danger that the Palestinian war will escalate into a regional onslaught against Israel by Iran's proxies across Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen will only increase. Caroline B. Glick is a senior columnist at Israel Hayom and the author of The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East, (Crown Forum, 2014).
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Biden credits own admin for Israel-Hamas cease-fire, downplays Egypt role
President Biden sought to take credit for a cease-fire Thursday between Israel and Hamas, despite reports that it was Egypt that brokered the peace.
Biden, who spoke at the White House, included a sentence in his remarks commending Egyptian officials for their "critical role" in ending the fighting. But he repeatedly emphasized the intensive work he said was done by his own administration.
"Over the last 11 days, I spoke with the prime minister six times. I've also spoken with President Abbas and the Palestinian Authority more the once and part of our intense diplomatic engagement," Biden said, "And I want to also thank secretary of state, the secretary of defense, our national security adviser, and everyone on our team for their incredible efforts to bring this about, this outcome that we're about to see.
Israel’s Iron Dome, explained by an expert
What it does, and how it has — and hasn’t — changed the conflict.This is the view of Israel’s Iron Dome, the aerial defense system the country uses to intercept incoming short-range rockets. The intensifying conflict this week between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militia in control of Gaza, has offered a renewed glimpse of the Iron Dome in action.
"You know, we've held intensive, high-level discussions, hour by hour, literally, Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and other Middle Eastern countries, with an aim of avoiding this sort of prolonged conflict we've seen in previous years when the hostilities have broken out.".
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Rick Scott, 18 Other GOP Senators Draft Resolution of Support for Israel
A resolution introduced by the senators calls for the United States to back Israel and support its "right to defend itself against terrorist attacks."The resolution comes after President Joe Biden and his administration have carefully sidestepped on public comments supporting either side, and instead called for both groups to engage in a cease-fire. Both Republicans and Democrats have put pressure on Biden to take a stronger stance.
American Jews on edge over wave of anti-Semitism
From New York and California to Illinois and Utah, the recent conflict between Israel and Gaza has generated aagainst American Jews – who have found themselves the targets of death threats, hate speech and violent physical attacks.
"Stop telling me this is about Israel and Gaza," said a New Yorker who was confronted by a pro-Palestinian mob on his way to synagogue this week. "My people are being targeted across the United States in broad daylight. This is textbook anti-Semitism, and we will continue to live in danger until the public starts to recognize it for what it is."
His remarks were a common refrain rippling across U.S. Jewish communities in recent days. Here's a look at some recent incidents throughout the country.
Troubling footage emerged late Thursday showing pro-and pro-Palestinian clashing on a midtown Manhattan sidewalk, despite Israel and Gaza having reached a ceasefire agreement earlier in the day. Police confirmed that two commercial and one person suffered minor burns.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Wants Israel's 'War Crimes' Punished by International Courts
Israel said it has avoided civilians and given warnings ahead of some airstrikes, and that it is attacking only militant groups. Abbas is the head of the internationally backed Palestinian Authority, which was forced out of Gaza by the militant Hamas group in 2007. The Palestinian Authority now holds limited autonomy in parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The International Criminal Court launched an investigation earlier this year into possible war crimes committed by Israel against Palestinian civilians during the last Gaza war in 2014. For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.
In Los Angeles, pro-Palestinian demonstrators hopped out of their vehicles passing a Beverly Grove restaurant on Tuesday and began singling out andthat was caught on a bystander's camera. Video shows members of a car caravan flying Palestinian flags while driving by the sushi restaurant’s outdoor dining section while reportedly chanting "Death to Jews!" .
In other developments:
- LA Jewish man chasedwaving Palestinian flags: ‘They were yelling ’Allahu akbar!'"
- Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian protesters; 1 burned by fireworks thrown from car
- NYC Jewishby pro-Palestinian protesters speak out on viral video: ‘They wanted blood’
Associated Press fires reporter after pro-Palestinian social media posts from college go viral
A reporter who was just hired by the Associated Press last month is now out of a job after pro-Palestinian social media posts she had written during college went viral.
AP news associate Emily Wilder, who graduated from Stanford University in 2020 and had worked for the Arizona Republic, was the target of backlash after Stanford College Republicans drew attention to her activism on Twitter, referring to her as an "anti-Israel agitator" for protesting Birthright, a Jewish student travel program to Israel.
Hamas Official Confirms Cease-Fire Agreement With Israel Could Be Reached by Friday
President Joe Biden told Israel on Wednesday that he expected "a significant de-escalation today on the path to a cease-fire", which led to pushback from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It marked the first public rift between the two since the fighting began, and poses a difficult test for the U.S.-Israeli relationship. Your browser does not support this video The current conflict has been the worst fighting since the Israel and Hamas war in 2014, with hundreds killed and thousands injured. For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.
Wilder called the program "nothing more than ethnic nationalist propaganda" and accused Israel of engaging in "the ethnic cleansing and displacement of Palestinians in Palestine."
Wilder, who is Jewish and was a member of the pro-Palestinian groups Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine, also referred to late Jewish donor Sheldon Adelson as a "naked mole rat-looking billionaire."
The Associated Press confirmed to Fox News on Thursday that Wilder no longer worked for the news agency and told other outlets that her termination was due to the AP's social media policy..
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Mideast Conflict Was Tough for Israel, Terrible for Hamas, Great for Biden
With Israeli continuing to pummel Hamas, and growing support for Palestinians within his own party, Biden seemed to have no good options. Yet he comes out of the crisis with more freedom to do what he actually wants: Seek a deal with Iran.The exchange of rocket and mortar fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza had put Biden in a difficult spot. The left flank of the Democratic party has been increasingly outspoken in its support for the Palestinian people. And when Israel responded militarily to Hamas's attack, progressives—led by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar—criticized Israel and went after Biden himself.
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, who served as Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Trump, joined Thursday night and blasted liberals for wanting the police to go away so the military can move in.
"Well, obviously the people who need the police the most are in dangerous situations like many of these inner cities," Carson said. "And when you stop and think about what the police go through – we need to learn how to be just a little bit more compassionate."
"And, what would you expect, because there’s so few of them because they’re unable to do their jobs because there’s so few of them and they’re retiring," he added. "I wonder if they’re trying to get rid of the police – make them all go away – so they can call on the military and we can have the same kind of situation that was in Washington, D.C. after January the 6th."
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Hamas Leader Yahya Sinwar Says Group Will Not Touch International Aid to Palestinians .
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken promised to "rally international support" to rebuild Gaza during a meeting with leaders in the region on Tuesday.Blinken also said he would make sure none of the aid reaches Hamas, which opposes Israel's right to exist. Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar told journalists that the group welcomed the reconstruction support, as long as it did not come from Israel, and had no objections to not touching the aid.