UK to start Gaza surveillance flights to help find hostages from Israel held by Hamas
December 4, 2023 — Defense Ministry says surveillance aircraft will be unarmed and ‘tasked solely to locate hostages’; Palestinian terror group urges London to ‘reconsider’
17 Thai Hostages From Gaza Return Home
December 1, 2023 — The first group of 17 returned on Thursday from a total of 23 who have been released in Gaza, with nine remaining in captivity.
Antisemitism in Germany increased by 320% after Oct. 7, report finds
December 1, 2023 — Watchdog says signs of Jewish life in Germany becoming less visible as people refrain from wearing identifiable symbols, speaking Hebrew in public
Britain sends destroyer to Gulf to bolster maritime security
December 1, 2023 — HMS Diamond will conduct operations to ensure freedom of navigation, reassure merchant vessels and ensure safe flow of trade, UK defense ministry says
Israel summons Spanish envoy, recalls own ambassador after Madrid criticizes Gaza war
December 1, 2023 — Spain’s PM said he had ‘serious doubts’ Israel was complying with international humanitarian law; Netanyahu calls remarks ‘outrageous’
Netanyahu meets with Blinken in Jerusalem
November 30, 2023 — The U.S. secretary of state is in the region to press for a further ceasefire.
12 Israeli and 4 Thai hostages are back Israel | These are their names and stories
November 30, 2023 — ‘Technical delay’ held up release of Wednesday night’s hostages, official says; Elena Trufanov, 50, and her mother Irena Tati, 73, are Russian citizens released by Hamas at request of Putin
Henry Kissinger, 1st Jewish secretary of state, iconic Cold War diplomat, dies at 100
November 30, 2023 — Having fled Nazi Germany at 15, Kissinger went to great lengths to distance himself from his Jewish background while conducting foreign policy on Nixon’s behalf
Rabbi assaulted in northern Italy, attacker uses antisemitic slurs
November 29, 2023 — Rabbi Cipriani, Genoa’s chief Rabbi was assaulted by a 58-year-old man using a screwdriver, but luckily was able to call for help before sustaining any major injuries; ‘Although I’m deeply shaken, I’m not surprised,’ he said
Senate to Take Up Israel, Ukraine Aid as Soon as Next Week: Schumer
November 29, 2023 — The U.S. Senate will begin consideration of a package including aid for Israel and Ukraine as soon as next week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on Tuesday, adding that an aid bill is needed even if there is no agreement with Republicans on funding for border security measures.
Congress probes news outlets accused of knowing about planned Oct. 7 invasion
November 28, 2023 — Associated Press, Reuters face questioning from Congress amid allegations their reporters had foreknowledge of Hamas invasion.
Blinken will visit Israel, West Bank, UAE later this week, US official says
November 28, 2023 — Washington’s top diplomat to push for more humanitarian aid into Gaza and help secure release of all hostages; White House confirms two-day extension to Gaza truce during which 20 more captives to be released