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Israel-Hamas war

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In US, some Muslim-Jewish interfaith initiatives are strained by Israel-Hamas war

The Israel-Hamas war and its polarizing reverberations in America are straining some Muslim-Jewish interfaith relationships in the U.S. more than ever.

The international court prosecutor says he will intensify investigations in Palestinian territories

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says his office will “further intensify its efforts to advance its investigations” in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Pope Francis says he’s doing better but again skips his window appearance facing St. Peter’s Square

An ailing Pope Francis has skipped his popular window appearance to the public in St. Peter’s Square for a second Sunday but said in televised remarks that he’s doing better.

British military reports an explosion off the coast of Yemen in the key Bab el-Mandeb Strait

A “potential explosion” has struck a key shipping route off the coast of Yemen. That’s according to a statement from the British military on Sunday.

Israel widens evacuation orders as it shifts its offensive to southern Gaza amid heavy bombardments

Israel’s military has ordered more areas in and around Gaza’s second-largest city of Khan Younis to evacuate as it shifts its offensive to the southern half of the territory where it says many Hamas leaders are hiding.

Defense head calls out those who advocate isolationism and ‘an American retreat from responsibility’

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is denouncing those advocate what he says is “an American retreat from responsibility.”

Group of swing state Muslims vows to ditch Biden in 2024 over his war stance

Muslim community leaders from several swing states are pledging to withdraw support for U.S. President Joe Biden, citing his refusal to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Harris focuses on shaping a post-conflict Gaza during a diplomatic blitz in Dubai with Arab leaders

Vice President Kamala Harris has engaged in a quick round of diplomacy with Arab leaders while attending the U.N. climate summit in the United Arab Emirates.

Breaches by Iran-affiliated hackers spanned multiple U.S. states, federal agencies say

U.S. and Israeli authorities say a small western Pennsylvania water authority was just one of multiple organizations breached by Iran-affiliated hackers who targeted a specific industrial control device because it is Israeli-made.

London police make arrests as pro-Palestinian supporters stage events across Britain

Police in London say they’ve arrested two people during pro-Palestinian events, part of a “day of action” organized by campaigners around Britain.

Israel’s strikes on Gaza intensify, renewing concerns about civilians

Israel is pounding targets in southern Gaza and ordering more neighborhoods designated for attack to evacuate, as the United States urges it to do more to protect civilians.

With ‘shuttle diplomacy,’ step by step, Kissinger chased the possible in the Mideast

Henry Kissinger’s legacy in the Mideast is the pursuit of what’s possible, not necessarily peace, in one of the world’s most intractable conflicts.

Takeaways from Friday’s events at UN climate conference known as COP28

Friday was a day for speechmaking at the United Nations annual climate conference known as COP28, as heads of state each gave short speeches to deliver their views on the planet’s climate crisis, what their nation is doing and what they think others should do.

Protester critically injured after setting self on fire outside Israeli consulate in Atlanta

A protester is in critical condition after setting themself on fire outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta. A security guard who tried to intervene was also injured.

Blinken sees goals largely unfulfilled in Mideast trip, even as Israel pledges to protect civilians

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken returned to the Mideast this week looking to press for agreements to extend the Gaza cease-fire, step up the release of hostages held by Hamas and limit Palestinian civilian casualties if fighting with Israel resumed.

Bombs are falling on Gaza again. Who are the hostages still remaining in the besieged strip?

Israel and Hamas have resumed fighting after a weeklong cease-fire, and Israel says 136 hostages remain in Gaza.

Hezbollah and Israeli troops exchange fire along the border as 2 people are killed in Lebanon

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group has attacked several Israeli army posts along the border. And two Lebanese citizens were killed when Israel shelled a village in southern Lebanon.

Israeli survivors of the Oct. 7 music festival attack seek to cope with trauma at a Cyprus retreat

Dozens of young Israeli men and women who survived the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre at a rave party in southern Israel have been taking part in support sessions to help deal with their trauma at a retreat in Cyprus.

New York Times report says Israel knew about Hamas attack over a year in advance

The New York Times is reporting that Israel knew about Hamas battle plans to attack southern Israel over a year before the Oct. 7 operation took place, but dismissed them as “aspirational.”

Harris heads to Dubai to tackle delicate tasks of talking climate and Israel-Hamas war

Vice President Kamala Harris will face two delicate tasks when she attends a climate summit this weekend in Dubai.

The resumption of the Israel-Hamas war casts long shadow over Dubai’s COP28 climate talks

As world leaders gathered for the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, the collapse of a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war has plunged the conflict back into open combat and cast a long shadow over the talks.

Live updates | More Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners are released under truce

The Israeli military has released 30 more Palestinian prisoners after eight more Israeli hostages were freed from captivity in the Gaza Strip under the temporary cease-fire.

Congressmen ask DOJ to investigate water utility hack, warning it could happen anywhere

Three members of Congress are asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate how hackers breached a water utility system near Pittsburgh.

House passes resolution to block Iran’s access to $6 billion from prisoner swap

The House has passed a measure that would permanently freeze the $6 billion recently transferred by the U.S. in a prisoner swap with Iran.

Adelson adding NBA team to resume of casino mogul, GOP power broker, US and Israel newspaper owner

The prospective new owner of the Dallas Mavericks is one of the richest women in the world, a Las Vegas casino mogul, and a U.S. and Israel power broker and newspaper publisher.

UN atomic chief backs nuclear power at COP28 as world reckons with proliferation

The world wants more nuclear energy as a means to fight climate change and supply an ever-growing demand for electricity, part of a generational shift in thinking on atomic power.

Families reunite with 17 Thai hostages freed by Hamas at homecoming at Bangkok airport

Seventeen Thai workers released from captivity by the militant Hamas group have been greeted by family and friends, officials and journalists in an emotional homecoming at Bangkok’s international airport.

Somali maritime police intensify patrols as fears grow of resurgence of piracy in the Gulf of Aden

Somalia’s maritime police force has intensified patrols in the Gulf of Aden following a failed pirate hijacking of a ship earlier this week.

Mediators scrambling for Israel-Hamas truce extension, as hostages-for-prisoners swaps get harder

Mediators are scrambling to extend an Israel-Hamas truce set to expire just after daybreak Friday. This follows daily exchanges of hostages held by Hamas for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel during a week-long pause in fighting.

Live updates | Two Israeli hostages are released after Hamas and Israel extend their cease-fire

A temporary cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war has been extended another day. Mediator Qatar announced the extension Thursday morning, just minutes before the cease-fire was set to expire.