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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    Biden takes a big swing at hostage-for-truce deal, puts onus on Israeli, Hamas officials to step up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking past resistance from key Israeli officials as he presses Israel and Hamas to agree to a three-phase agreement that could immediately bring home dozens of Israeli hostages, free Palestinian prisoners and perhaps even lead to an endgame in the nearly eight-month-old Gaza war. Biden's big swing — during a tough reelection battle — could also demonstrate to a significant slice of his political base demoralized by his handling of the conflict that he's

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    Israel declares 4 more hostages are dead in Gaza, including 3 older men from Hamas video

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Four more hostages kidnapped on Oct. 7 were declared dead by the Israeli military — including three older adults seen in a Hamas video begging to be released. Monday's announcement heightens pressure on the Israeli government to agree to a U.S. cease-fire proposal that could secure the return of the hostages still held in Gaza and end the eight-month war. About 80 hostages in Gaza are believed to be alive, alongside the remains of 43 others. In the days since the Biden administr

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    Israel declares 4 more hostages are dead in Gaza, including 3 older men who appeared in video

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Four more hostages kidnapped on Oct. 7 were declared dead by the Israeli military — including three older adults seen in a Hamas video begging to be released. Monday's announcement heightens pressure on the Israeli government to agree to a U.S. cease-fire proposal that could secure the return of the hostages still held in Gaza and end the eight-month war. About 80 hostages in Gaza are believed to be alive, alongside the remains of 43 others. In the days since the Biden administr

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    Biden says Hamas is sufficiently depleted. Israel leaders disagree, casting doubts over cease-fire

    JERUSALEM (AP) — At the start of its devastating offensive on the Gaza Strip, Israel set an ambitious goal: destroy Hamas. At the time, the Biden administration committed to the objective, lending Israel considerable stocks of weaponry and voicing its support. Nearly eight months into the war, however, cracks have emerged between the close allies over what defeating Hamas actually looks like. Last week, Biden said the militant group was no longer capable of launching an attack on Israel like the

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    Palestinian officials apply to join South Africa's case at top UN court accusing Israel of genocide

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Palestinian officials have applied at the top U.N. court for permission to join South Africa's case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza. The request published Monday alleges that Israel's ongoing military operation is “part of a systematic effort to wipe Palestinian society and its culture and social institutions from the map.” The request to the International Court of Justice was made on behalf of the “State of Palestine” and signed by Palestinian Authority foreign

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    President Milei's surprising devotion to Judaism and Israel provokes tension in Argentina and beyond

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At the base of the sacred Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, President Javier Milei of Argentina appeared to be in a spiritual trance. With head and hands pressed against the ancient stone, he prayed with the Orthodox rabbi who introduced him to Judaism three years ago. Although born and raised Roman Catholic, Milei has increasingly shown public interest in Judaism and even expressed intentions to convert. Stepping back from the wall, Milei broke down. He hugged

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    Michael Douglas pays solidarity visit to southern Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas on Sunday paid a solidarity visit to an Israeli kibbutz that was hit hard in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack that sparked Israel’s war against the Islamic militant group. Douglas met with members of Kibbutz Be’eri and visited burnt-out homes destroyed in the Oct. 7 attack. Be’eri was among the hardest hit communities, with roughly 100 people killed and 30 others taken hostage. Douglas said he met families of hostages and visited the scene of a music party where ove

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    David Levy, Moroccan-born ex-foreign minister of Israel, dies at 86

    JERUSALEM (AP) — David Levy, an Israeli politician born in Morocco who fought tirelessly against deep-seated racism against Jews from North Africa and went on to serve as foreign minister and hold other senior governmental posts, has died. He was 86. Levy moved to Israel at age 20 from Morocco to Beit Shean, an isolated town in the country’s north. He first worked in construction and got his start in politics as a representative of the construction union. He served in the Knesset, or parliament,

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    Israel seeks a 'governing alternative' to Hamas in Gaza. It's been tried and failed before

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is looking into an alternative local governing body for Gaza, the defense minister said Sunday, proposing a future beyond Hamas but giving no idea who those challengers might be. Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s comments came at a time of new uncertainty in the eight-month war. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under growing pressure from many Israelis to accept a new cease-fire deal proposed by U.S. President Joe Biden, while far-right allies threaten to collap

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    Israel maintains a shadowy hospital in the desert for Gaza detainees. Critics allege mistreatment

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Patients lying shackled and blindfolded on more than a dozen beds inside a white tent in the desert. Surgeries performed without adequate painkillers. Doctors who remain anonymous.

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