Heckler pushes Israel-Hamas ceasefire, Biden says: ‘we need a pause’

U.S. President Joe Biden holds an event about American retirement economics in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 31, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File PhotoMINNEAPOLIS, Nov 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday called for a “pause” in the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants Hamas in the Gaza … Read more

The Case for a Ceasefire in Gaza Ignores the Facts About Hamas

Over the past three weeks I’ve been hearing a common refrain from fellow Jews committed to social justice: It’s lonely. Dara Horn said it well: ‘There is a reason so many Jews cannot stop shaking right now.’Normally, those of us active in social justice work make all kinds of friends, including allies who are partners … Read more

Russian Duma Mic Switched Off As Lawmaker Calls for Ukraine Ceasefire

A veteran Russian opposition politician’s microphone was switched off as he called for a ceasefire in Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine on Tuesday.A video of Boris Vishnevsky, deputy leader of the liberal Yabloko party, shows the moment his address at a meeting on the St. Petersburg budget was cut short as he urged negotiations begin … Read more

Gaza ground battles rage; cease-fire a ‘matter of life and death,’ U.N. agency says

as its ground operation pushed deeper into the north of the enclave and rescued a soldier who had been taken captive. NBC News’ Richard Engel, Raf Sanchez, Kelly Cobiella, Josh Lederman, Matt Bradley, Ellison Barber, Meagan Fitzgerald, Jay Gray, Hala Gorani, Chantal Da Silva and Alexander Smith are reporting from the region.Police officers inspect cars … Read more

Hamas says it clashed with Israeli forces in northwest Gaza; Netanyahu rules out cease-fire: Live updates

The armed wing of Hamas, Al-Qassam Brigades, fired anti-tank missiles against Israel’s forces early on Tuesday, according to a Hamas-affiliated outlet on social media. The report said clashes had escalated in the northwest Gaza axis, according to a Google translation, as well as two tanks and bulldozers being targeted in the same area. —Matt Clinch … Read more

Lindsey Graham calls UN ‘most antisemitic body on the planet’ for Israel-Hamas war ceasefire resolution

Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed the United Nations as the “most antisemitic body on the planet” after the UN General Assembly passed a resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. The nonbinding resolution that called for a “humanitarian truce” in Gaza was adopted by the 193-member world body on Friday in a 120-14 vote … Read more

Israel increases troops, tanks in Gaza; U.S., Netanyahu reject calls for cease-fire

Israeli troops and tanks are pushing farther into Gaza, advancing a major ground assault that began Friday night. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described the offensive as the “second phase” of the war to destroy Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza. Israel has said very little about the incursion, which coincided with a … Read more

Israel pushes farther into Gaza, rejects cease-fire

Federal officials say they are responding to a rise in threats against Arab, Jewish and Muslim communities as the war in Gaza intensifies, coordinating with thousands of police departments across the country to better understand the threats and deploy resources. Even before the Israel-Gaza war began this month, hate crimes in the country — including … Read more

Ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war is called for as death toll rises

SKIP TO CONTENT08:48Palestinians need to make extraordinary cases just to be humanized: Palestinian-American activistOur hearts are big enough to hold the humanity and heartache of Jews and Palestinians: Rabbi Brous‘New speaker will use his power to undermine rights of same-sex couples’: NY Mag journalist warns‘None of this is inevitable’: Sen. A ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas … Read more

U.N. agency in Gaza says urgent cease-fire is ‘matter of life and death’

UNITED NATIONS — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees told a U.N. emergency meeting Monday “an immediate humanitarian cease-fire has become a matter of life and death for millions,” accusing Israel of “collective punishment” of Palestinians and the forced displacement of civilians. Briefings to the Security Council by Lazzarini, the head of … Read more