The soldiers guarding Avi Chivivian’s organic vegetable farm in southern Israel must first scour every corner of his fields for militants before they give him the all clear: He has six hours to work. It’s potato planting season for the farms of southern Israel, a region near the Gaza border that the Agriculture Ministry calls the country’s “vegetable barn’ because it supplies at least a third of Israel’s vegetables.
His bank account is in overdraft, and most of the foreign workers he employed from Thailand and Rwanda have fled. “My house is empty, the whole kibbutz is empty. It looks like a tornado tore through the place,’ Chivivian said. “The government hasn’t given us anything. We’re alone, trying with all our might to save the food system.
Israel war: Cori Bush calls Israel’s operation against Hamas an ‘ethnic cleansing’Jack Birle is a breaking news reporter for the Washington Examiner. A 2022 graduate of Villanova University with majors in communication and political science, he has previous journalism experience with the Center Square and as a fellow with the National Journalism Center. He was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Southern California. Read more ⮕
Israel war: White House pressed on anti-Israel protests on campusHaisten Willis is a White House reporter for the Washington Examiner. Before moving to D.C., Haisten was an Atlanta-based freelance journalist, writing for the Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and U.S. News & World Report, among other outlets. Read more ⮕
Israel-Gaza war live updates: Israel pushes farther into Gaza, rejects cease-fireIsrael is continuing its advance into Gaza with tanks and soldiers, along with its relentless bombing campaign. Read more ⮕
Israel-Hamas war enters new phase as Israel expands offensive in GazaThis is additional taxonomy that helps us with analytics Read more ⮕
Israel-Gaza war live updates: Israel increases troops, tanks in Gaza as part of ‘expanded’ operationWashington pressured Israel to restore communications in the Gaza Strip and negotiated with Israel to speed up aid into Gaza, U.S. officials told The Post. Read more ⮕
Israel war: Press Hamas’s state sponsors to end the warThe Israeli response to the Oct. 7 Hamas slaughter of 1,400 people, not to mention the kidnapping of more than 200 of its citizens, was utterly predictable. The Israel Defense Forces are now in the Gaza Strip, working to eliminate the Iran-backed terrorist organization. Read more ⮕