Israel-Hamas war

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Man who fired shotgun outside New York synagogue cited events in the Mideast, federal agent says

A man arrested for firing gunshots outside a Jewish temple in upstate New York been federally charged.

Six Palestinians are killed in the Israeli military’s latest West Bank raid, health officials say

Palestinian health officials say Israeli forces stormed into a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank to arrest Palestinian militants and unleashed fighting with local gunmen in which six Palestinians were killed.

Live updates | Palestinians live in dire conditions in Gaza despite Israel’s safe zone

Israel has designated a safe zone in southern Gaza, but its widening air and ground offensive has left Palestinians packed together in dire humanitarian conditions.

Israeli troops round up Palestinian men in northern Gaza as U.N. warns aid operation ‘in tatters’

Desperate Palestinians fleeing Israel’s expanding ground offensive crowded into an ever-shrinking area of the Gaza Strip as the Israel-Hamas war entered its third month.

A rocket attack targets the US Embassy in Baghdad, causing minor damage but no casualties

U.S. and Iraqi officials say a rocket attack at the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has caused minor damage but no casualties.

Bloodshed, fear, hunger, desperation: Palestinians try to survive war’s new chapter in southern Gaza

In recent days, Israeli tanks have rumbled into southern Gaza, starting with Khan Younis. It marks a grim new chapter in the war that the Gaza Health Ministry says has already killed over 17,000 Palestinians and the United Nations estimates has displaced 1.9 million people.

Marking start of Hanukkah, Emhoff condemns antisemitism, says Biden and Harris ‘have your back’

Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, says American Jews are “feeling alone” and “in pain” as he denounces rising antisemitism in the U.S. and abroad, particularly amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

Man fires shotgun outside Jewish temple in upstate New York as Hanukkah begins, no one injured

Officials say a man fired a shotgun twice outside a Jewish temple in upstate New York, then said “Free Palestine” as he was taken into custody. Gov.

Construction of a cable to connect the power grids of Greece and Cyprus is set to start next year

A Greek official says construction of the 1.9 billion euro ($2.05 billion) section of an electricity cable that will connect the power grids of Greece and Cyprus is slated to begin in the new year.

Germany’s chancellor lights first Hanukkah candle on a huge menorah at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has expressed his unwavering support for the Jewish people as he lit the first Hanukkah candle on a huge menorah in front of Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate.

US sanctions money lending network to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, looks to boost maritime protections

The White House is encouraging Mideast allies to join the Combined Maritime Forces, a partnership that exists to counter malign action by non-state actors in international waters.

Putin continues his blitz round of Mideast diplomacy by hosting the Iranian president

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in the Kremlin. That meetings continues a blitz round of Middle East diplomacy a day after he visited the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Rights groups file legal challenge with UK court, urging a halt on British arms exports to Israel

Legal and human rights groups have filed a legal challenge with Britain’s High Court, calling for the U.K. to stop granting licenses for weapons exports to Israel.

Rights groups say Israeli strikes on journalists in Lebanon were likely deliberate

Two international human rights groups say two Israeli strikes that killed a Reuters videographer and wounded six other journalists in south Lebanon nearly two months ago were apparently deliberate and a direct attack on civilians.

Live updates | Widening Israeli offensive in southern Gaza worsens dire humanitarian conditions

The Israeli military hit Rafah in southern Gaza overnight, residents say, as United Nations officials warn there are no safe places left in the besieged territory.

Who are the Houthis and why hasn’t the US retaliated for their attacks on ships in the Middle East?

When Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen launched missiles and hit three commercial ships in the Red Sea, it triggered an immediate question: Will the U.S. military strike back?

In 2023, calamities of war and disaster were unleashed again on an unsettled Middle East

War and natural disasters ravaged an increasingly unsettled Middle East throughout 2023, further straining countries already hit by worsening economic conditions and affected by extreme weather fueled by climate change.

Democratic support for Biden ticks up on handling of Israel-Hamas war, 鶹ýapp-NORC poll says

President Joe Biden is getting slightly more support among Democrats for his handling of the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Senior UN official denounces ‘blatant disregard’ in Israel-Hamas war after many UN sites are hit

The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says there’s no safe haven in Gaza for civilians — not even U.N. shelters and “safe zones” designated by Israel.

Gaza protests prompt California governor to hold virtual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony

California Gov. Gavin Newsom won’t host an in-person Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the state Capitol this year.

Michigan university bars student vote on issues related to Israel-Hamas war

The president of the University of Michigan has barred students from voting on two resolutions related to the Israel-Hamas war.

The Justice Department is investigating the deaths and kidnappings of Americans in the Hamas attack

Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department is investigating the deaths and kidnappings of Americans during the Hamas attack against Israel on Oct. 7.

Pro-Israel Democrat to challenge US Rep. Jamaal Bowman in primary race next year

A pro-Israel Democrat has announced he will challenge U.S. Rep. Jamaal Brown in the primary race for his congressional seat next year.

Hanukkah message of light in darkness feels uniquely relevant to US Jews amid war and antisemitism

Preparing for Hanukkah feels uniquely somber yet defiant this year for the Jewish communities in and around Miami Beach.

Fighting between Israel and Hamas rages in Gaza’s second-largest city, blocking aid from population

Israeli troops say they are battling Hamas militants in the center of the Gaza Strip’s second-largest city, Khan Younis.

Live updates | Fighting in southern Gaza city as Israel widens its offensive

The center of Gaza’s second-largest city has seen fighting amid Israel’s widening air and ground offensive in the southern part of the territory that has displaced tens of thousands more Palestinians and worsened dire humanitarian conditions.

Generation after generation, Israeli prison marks a rite of passage for Palestinian boys

The release of Palestinian prisoners under the Israel-Hamas cease-fire agreement last week has touched nearly everyone in the occupied West Bank, where 750,000 Palestinians have been arrested since 1967.

New signs emerge of ‘widespread’ sexual crimes by Hamas, as Netanyahu alleges global indifference

New testimony and evidence gathered by a rights groups indicate that Hamas militants carried out widespread sexual and gender-based crimes during their Oct. 7 attack in southern Israel.

UN food agency stops deliveries to millions in Yemen areas controlled by Houthi rebels

The United Nations food agency says it’s stopping food distribution in areas of war-torn Yemen controlled by the Houthi rebels, a move that will impact millions of people.

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai urges world to confront Taliban’s ‘gender apartheid’ against women

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says the world needs to recognize and confront the Taliban’s “gender apartheid” against women and girls in Afghanistan.