Benny Gantz, who sits on Israel’s War Cabinet with Gallant and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said late Wednesday that new attempts are underway to reach a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas.
France reports enough progress to pause the tractor protest in Paris.
This invasion comes hours before the U.S. Secretary of the State Antony Blinken announces that the United States will implement a travel ban against extremist Jewish settlers. Although Blinken did not specify what visa bans would be established, he stated that this new ban could affect dozens of settlers and their families.
2023 has been laden with natural disasters, both in the U.S. — Maui and northeastern fires — and abroad — Libya flooding, among many others. The United Nations weather agency forecasts that natural disasters aren’t going anywhere, and the need to address climate change is urgent as ever.
The truce between Israel and Hamas has been extended another day. But the exchange of prisoners from both sides will likely not free everyone. And fighting will resume soon.
Tensions continue to rise at college campuses across the country. Multiple Ivy-League colleges have had protests on their respective campuses. Both Israeli and Palestinian students have said they feel unsafe on their campuses.
Casualties on both sides are expected to rise as Israeli troops advance toward the dense residential neighborhoods of Gaza City.
The sums being raised and spent this year have staggered longtime political observers.
The Israeli military is preparing a ground invasion of Gaza after its third raid on the Palestinian territory since the conflict began on Oct. 7. Israel carried out more than 250 airstrikes across Gaza in the last 24 hours, and about 1.4 million of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents have fled their homes.
Israel has massed tens of thousands of troops along the Gaza border.