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    Tel Aviv (CNN)The new Israeli government that toppled long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this summer is full of contradictions. There's pro-peace leftists, pro-settlement right-wingers, pragmatic centrists and even for the first time an Arab Islamist party, all sitting together in one governing coalition. On the most divisive issue -- the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- there is almost no consensus, which is...
    (CNN)"She's like a sister for me," Laila Alsheikh tells CNN, reflecting on colleague and friend Robi Damelin."She's funny and she laughs and she has a beautiful smile—and she went through a transformation," Damlin responds. "And for me, I'm grateful to be a part of anybody's life to pursue transformation." Damelin, an Israeli, and Alsheikh, a Palestinian, share intense friendship and...
    Burberry’s Gobbetti Stepping Down to Take Top Ferragamo Job The Most Expensive Vehicles to Insure in 2021 JERUSALEM — Hamas may be an international pariah, branded as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and Israel, but the militant group has succeeded in winning the admiration and respect of Palestinians in the wake of the recent 11-day war with Israel....
    Actor Mark Ruffalo apologized Monday for sharing posts that “suggested” Israel and Hamas had committed “genocide.” “I have reflected & wanted to apologize for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing ‘genocide,'” Ruffalo tweeted. “It’s not accurate, it’s inflammatory, disrespectful & is being used to justify antisemitism here & abroad. Now is the time to avoid...
    Gaza — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Israel on Tuesday, beginning a tour of the Middle East aimed at solidifying the fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. 253 Palestinians and 12 Israelis were killed in the 11-day conflict that was halted early on Friday by a tenuous truce agreement. Blinken, the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the...
    Listen to this episode of The Times: Apple | Spotify | Stitcher | Google As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict keeps a cease-fire, its proxy wars continue to rage worldwide. One of the latest battlefronts has been in California classrooms. This past March, the California Department of Education approved an ethnic studies curriculum for K-12 students that schools can adopt voluntarily....
    Dua Lipa is speaking out after being accused of anti-Semitism due to her support of Palestinians in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. The singer is taking an organization to task after it paid for a full-page ad in The New York Times that called her anti-Semitic for her support of Palestinians, saying it used her name "shamelessly" to...
    A fragile ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants held in the Gaza Strip today following a devastating 11-day conflict which claimed the lives of 270 people. Thousands of Palestinians returned home to scenes of devastation yesterday as Egyptian mediators attempted to secure a longer-term calm between the two sides. The United Nations has rushed to supply Gaza with food, Covid vaccines and...
    (CNN)Several Jewish people have been attacked in cities across the United States this week.Authorities are investigating assaults in New York and Los Angeles as tensions flair over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict amid days of violence between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza that have left hundreds of people dead. A man was arrested after a 29-year-old Jewish man was punched, kicked...
    More On: israel Firework hurled into crowd during wild Midtown protests Anti-Semitic incidents surge in US amid Israel-Hamas conflict: ADL Netanyahu vows ‘whole new level of force’ if Hamas breaks cease-fire Associated Press rookie staffer fired over ‘biased’ pro-Palestinian tweets White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday doubled down on President Biden’s attempt to claim credit for a...
    President Biden gave brief remarks Thursday night after the Israeli government said it had agreed to a cease-fire in its conflict with Hamas. More than 200 Palestinians and 12 Israelis have been killed in some of the worst fighting in the region.  Up to this point, the president has said little publicly about the Israeli-Hamas conflict. But behind the scenes,...
    More On: israel New York’s pro-Israel Dems bullied into silence by AOC, Jewish activists say Israeli security cabinet agrees to cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza White House forced to defend Biden delay in calling Egypt’s Sisi about Gaza Netanyahu says drone shot down by Israel was armed, launched by Iran President Biden on Thursday endorsed an Egypt-brokered ceasefire between...
    Gaza Has Spent Millions on Terror Rockets But Has No Money for Vaccines or Education Israel came under fire for not providing the Palestinians with vaccines (never mind that it doesn’t have any legal responsibility to and never mind that despite that, it did send vaccinations). To date, more than 3,800 rockets have been launched at Israeli cities in just over...
    Jerusalem and Gaza City (CNN)Cautious optimism was growing that a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza could soon put a halt to days of bloody conflict, but fresh airstrikes and rocket fire Thursday signaled signaled that the violence wasn't over yet.Hamas officials told CNN Wednesday that a halt to the clashes could be "imminent, possibly within 24 hours,"...
    Gaza City and Jerusalem (CNN)Rasha Abu Askar tested positive for Covid-19 less than two weeks ago. So too did her husband, Musa Abu Askar, leaving the couple unable to look after their four young children, a situation that many parents around the world have dreaded during the pandemic.But this couple live in Gaza and their problems are bigger than childcare...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a ceasefire resolution in a bid to block a move by Florida Sen. Rick Scott to express support for Israel in its conflict with militants in Gaza. The Vermont independent introduced his own proposal as an alternative to Scott's "destructive resolution" on the Senate floor on Wednesday. "The Senate urges an immediate cease-fire to prevent...
    The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a Tuesday night incident in which diners at a California restaurant were allegedly attacked as a possible Jewish hate crime. According to a local CBS affiliate news outlet, a group of Jewish men who were dining at a restaurant in Los Angeles' Beverly Grove neighborhood when they were allegedly attacked by multiple people waving pro-Palestinian flags....
    Jerusalem (CNN)Israeli strikes on Gaza continued for the 10th consecutive day Wednesday, as pressure builds for a ceasefire to halt the conflict. Four Palestinians, including a local journalist, were killed and 10 others wounded in a series of raids launched by Israeli warplanes on different areas of Gaza on Wednesday, according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA.The journalist, Yusef...
    The leading Black Lives Matter organization declared "solidarity with Palestinians" Monday, a week after Hamas terrorists in Gaza began firing a relentless barrage of rockets into Israel, indiscriminately shelling civilian targets as well as dropping some missiles short and blowing up buildings within its territory. "Black Lives Matter stands in solidarity with Palestinians," the group tweeted. "We are a movement...
    (CNN)The deadly ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the kind of challenge you might think the United Nations could address. After all, it played a major role in establishing Israel as a state more than 70 years ago, what Palestinians refer to as the Nakba or "catastrophe." But it's not doing much on this one. The UN's powerful 15-nation Security Council is...
    (CNN)A number of congressional Democrats are ramping up pressure on the Biden administration to more forcefully engage on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as violence in the region intensifies, revealing a delicate shift in the way Democrats have talked about Israel for decades and a small crack in the party on foreign policy.The change in tone -- subtle but noteworthy -- comes...
    Bradley Cortright May 17, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he supports a ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants. In a statement on Monday after Biden had a call with Netanyahu, the White House said, “The President spoke today with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. The President reiterated his firm support...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden expressed support for a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, the eighth day of air strikes and rocket barrages that have killed at least 200 people, most of them Palestinians in Gaza.Biden stopped short of joining the growing demands from Democrats and...
    The White House is not joining calls from allies to back a ceasefire to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is instead conducting "quiet diplomacy" with allies in the region in an attempt to defuse the crisis. As the conflict escalated over the weekend, 25 Democratic senators in Congress urged a stronger response from President Joe Biden and his administration, who upon...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, April 26, 2021.Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters WASHINGTON – Pressure is mounting on the Biden administration to call for a bilateral ceasefire as fighting between Israel and Hamas enters its second week with no clear end in sight. On Sunday, a group of 28 Democratic...
    A Washington Post "analysis" piece raised eyebrows Friday after it explored the supposed downsides of the Iron Dome defense system, arguing it perpetuates the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because the Jewish state has "less incentive to find a political solution." The intercept system has prevented thousands of Hamas rockets from hitting their targets over the past decade, and it's again been successfully...
    (CNN)The growing number of civilian deaths in the intensifying battle between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is causing worry inside the White House as officials work the phones with partners in the region.President Joe Biden has so far resisted calls from fellow Democrats and foreign allies to increase pressure on Israel amid the worsening violence. But notable shifts in the...
    VIDEO2:3602:36U.S. likely to stay silent on Israel-Palestine conflict for a few days: AnalystSquawk Box Asia The U.S. plans to revive the Iran nuclear deal, and that could undercut efforts to end the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, one analyst told CNBC on Monday. Escalating violence in the Middle East — including Israeli air strikes on the Gaza...
    WESTWOOD (CBSLA) – For the second day in a row, crowds of people gathered in Westwood to raise awareness about the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, between Israel and Palestine. Some demonstrators are now asking for the US Government to intervene and help stop the fighting. “I know that, like, all the presidents were trying to stay out of...
    By Ellen Knickmeyer and Edith M. Lederer | Associated Press The U.N. Security Council and Muslim nations convened emergency meetings Sunday to demand a stop to civilian bloodshed as Israeli warplanes carried out the deadliest single attacks in nearly a week of unrelenting Hamas rocket barrages and Israeli airstrikes. President Joe Biden gave no signs of pressuring Israel to agree...
    (CNN)The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has boiled over into another violent episode, leaving families in the region reeling from tragedy.Since Monday, Israeli airstrikes into Gaza have killed more than 190 Palestinians and injured more than 1,200 others, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. Militant rocket fire from Gaza into Israel has killed 10 Israelis, officials there said. Protests and mob violence, including...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A large group of pro-Palestinian protesters marched through the streets of the Mission District Saturday afternoon, ending with a rally in Dolores Park.Organized by the Arab Resource & Organizing Center along with the Bay Area chapter of the Palestinian Youth Movement, it was one of hundreds of protests in cities around the world."My family right now...
    There is a growing schism in the Democratic Party over the U.S. relationship with Israel as some progressive lawmakers demand that President Biden take a tougher stance against the Israeli government amid an increasingly aggressive confrontation with Palestinian groups.  The divide comes amid the worst violence between Israel and Palestinians since the devastating 2014 war in Gaza. The outbreak began...
    ROME — Pope Francis denounced escalating violence in Israel on Sunday, especially the “unacceptable” killing of children. “I am following with great concern what is taking place in the Holy Land,” the pope said following his prayer of the Regina Coeli in St. Peter’s Square. “In recent days, violent armed clashes between the Gaza Strip and Israel have gained the...
    (CNN)Israel bombed the house of Hamas' Gaza leader and obliterated a family's home in Gaza as Hamas launched more than 100 missiles towards Israel on Sunday, marking one of the deadliest days of the week-long conflict so far.The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it had bombed the house of Yahya Sinwar, Hamas' leader since 2017, in southern Gaza's Khan Yunis...
    (CNN)So much attention has been focused on the rift in the GOP over former President Donald Trump's antidemocratic lies about the 2020 election.But Democrats have their own brewing disagreement over how the US should react to violence between Israelis and Palestinians, leading Democrats to question President Joe Biden's commitment to human rights and demanding he do more to pressure Israel....
    A group of Jewish House Democrats urged President Joe Biden to be more engaged in deescalating the fighting between Hamas and Israel. New York Rep. Jerry Nadler and 11 co-signers sent a letter to Biden on Friday urging the administration to work toward an “immediate ceasefire and lead efforts to facilitate de-escalation.” They condemned the “abhorrent rocket attacked” from Hamas,...
    Israel’s latest conflict with Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip illuminates one of the major divides in the Democratic Party. While President Joe Biden, Speaker of the House and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and Majority Leader and Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer expressed support for Israel, major left-wing figures like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib claimed that...
    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is on the brink of causing a full-out war after Hamas, the terrorist organization in control of the Gaza Strip, rained down rockets on Israeli civilians - leading to Israeli retaliatory strikes against the radical militant group. The latest escalation in the region is considered to have caused the most serious bloodshed in the longstanding dispute since 2014. ...
    President Joe Biden addressed the military offensive in the Gaza Strip when asked about the escalating conflict between Israel and Palestine. As Biden held a White House press conference on Thursday on the fallout of the Colonial Pipeline hack, he was asked if he thinks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has done enough to de-escalate the violent situation unfolding in...
    Actors, popstars and Nobel Prize laureates have taken to social media to accuse Israel of “apartheid” and “crimes against humanity” for defending itself against the rocket barrage it faces from the Hamas terror group in Gaza. Supermodel Gigi Hadid, whose father is Palestinian, wrote on Instagram to her 66 million followers: “One cannot advocate for racial equality, LGBT & women’s rights,...
    Rihanna shared a message on Instagram amid rising violence in the conflict between Israel and Palestinians. The singer called for "resolve" for the conflict that has seen casualties on both sides. "My heart is breaking with the violence I'm seeing displayed between Israel and Palestine! I can't bare (sic) to see it," she wrote. "Innocent Israeli and Palestinian children are...
    When Middle Eastern summer heat coincided earlier this week with Muslim holy days and a long-simmering property dispute in Jerusalem, the result was predictably explosive.  So far, dozens of Palestinians and six Israelis have died in the exchange of the rockets fired at Israeli civilians by Hamas from Gaza and Israel’s retaliatory air strikes on Gazan military targets. But there...
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