Category: gaza

Chappell Roan turned down offer to perform at White House for Pride, citing Biden handling of Gaza

Breakout pop star Chappell Roan on Sunday said she turned down an offer to perform at the White House for a Pride celebration, calling on the the administration to work toward “liberty, justice and freedom for all.” “As a response to the White House, who asked me to perform for Pride,” the queer singer-songwriter said onstage at the Governors Ball Music Festival in a video…

Israel rescues 4 hostages from Gaza: Here’s what we know

Four hostages kidnapped by Hamas on Oct. 7 were rescued via a Saturday special operation by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israel Police and Israel Securities Authority, according to a joint statement from the groups. According to The Associated Press, the operation was the largest recovery of hostages who were alive since the beginning of the current war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group…

4 hostages recovered in largest rescue since Gaza war began: Israeli military

The Israeli military said it and two other Israeli groups carried out a special operation Saturday, rescuing four hostages. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israel Police and Israel Securities Authority rescued Noa Argamani, 25, Almong Meir Jan, 21, Andrey Kozlov, 27 and Shlomi Ziv, 40, the IDF said in a joint statement with the Israeli Security Agency and Israeli Police. The agencies rescued the hostages…

4 hostages rescued by IDF special forces from Gaza, including Noa Argamani, whose motorbike abduction went viral

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – 2024/01/24: Israeli women march as they hold photos of Israeli hostages Noa Argamani and Oz Daniel during the demonstration. SOPA Images/ Getty Images Israeli special forces rescued four hostages from Gaza on June 8. Noa Argamani, whose abduction via motorcycle was captured on video, is among the rescued hostages.  Argamani’s boyfriend is believed to still be in captivity. Four hostages were…

Biden says he doesn’t think Netanyahu is playing politics with war in Gaza

President Biden said Tuesday that he does not think Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “playing politics” with his handling of the war in Gaza. “I don’t think so. He’s trying to work out a serious problem he has,” Biden said when asked after remarks on the border whether Netanyahu was “playing politics with the war.” Biden’s comments came hours after a Time magazine interview…

The US has been ‘too passive’ with the Houthis in the Red Sea and should go after their leaders, says...

Guards during a protest backing the Houthis in Sana’a, Yemen, on March 22, 2024. Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images The US has been “too passive” in the Red Sea, a retired US general told CBS’ Face The Nation. Kenneth F. McKenzie, former CENTCOM commander, said the US Navy should go after Houthi leaders. The Houthis have been using drones and missiles to target commercial shipping in…

Egypt agrees to move humanitarian aid through war-torn Rafah

Egypt has agreed to send United Nations humanitarian aid trucks through Israel’s main crossing into Gaza, but it’s unclear if they can enter into the southern city of Rafah as Israel ramps up its offensive against Hamas militants. Israeli troops seized the Rafah crossing into Egypt and it has been inoperative since. However, the Kerem Shalom crossing into Israel has remained open, The Associated Press…

Johnson says Netanyahu to address joint session of Congress ‘soon’ 

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Thursday announced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will “soon” address a joint session of Congress. “Tonight, I’m happy to announce something else to you: that we will soon be hosting Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Capitol for a joint session of Congress,” Johnson said Thursday during a speech marking Israel’s independence at an event hosted by the Israeli embassy….

Sullivan presses Netanyahu for a more focused military campaign in Gaza

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan reiterated Biden administration pressure on Israel to limit its military operation in Gaza during a visit to the country on Sunday. Sullivan is on a combined trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia as the U.S. leans on its lead Arab ally in the region to calm tempers in the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas war.  The White House…

Biden delivers Morehouse College commencement address: Watch live

President Biden is delivering the commencement address at Morehouse College on Sunday, setting foot on a college campus for the first time since universities around the country became hotbeds for protests over the Israel-Hamas war. The White House last hinted that Biden would reference the concerns of students and faculty at the male-only, historically Black college over his approach to the war. Biden’s remarks are…

Stefanik to slam Biden’s weapons hold in remarks before Israel’s government

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) in an address before Israel’s Parliament Sunday is expected to denounce President Biden’s pause on weapons supply to the country, as it continues its military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Her remarks before the Knesset come after the Biden administration cautioned Israel not to invade Rafah, a city in the south of Gaza where at least 600,000 Palestinians are…

Dozens walk out of Jerry Seinfeld speech at Duke commencement in protest of his support for Israel

Dozens of students walked out of the Duke University commencement ceremony ahead of Jerry Seinfeld’s scheduled speech Sunday, apparently in protest of the Jewish comedian’s support for Israel, according to news reports and videos circulated on social media. As Seinfeld received his honorary degree, before beginning his commencement speech, the graduating students rose from their seats and walked out, waving Palestinian flags and chanting, “Free,…

Democratic Senator calls US report on Israel war conduct ‘woefully inadequate’

Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) described the Biden administration’s review of Israel’s war conduct in the Gaza Strip — which acknowledged the likely violation of international humanitarian law using U.S. weapons — as “woefully inadequate,” but did not indicate a ban on arms transfers. “If this conduct complies with international standards, God help us all,” Van Hollen said in a call with reporters shortly after…

Former Israeli prime minister calls Biden weapon halt threat ‘deeply misguided’

Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said President Biden’s threat to halt weapons to Israel is “deeply misguided.” “Certainly, President Biden has always been a great friend to Israel, but I think that this decision is deeply misguided,” Bennett told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Thursday. “What are we being told here,” he continued. “We have a radical jihadist terror organization on our border that’s telling…

Sanders says Biden’s warning to Netanyahu is ‘a good step forward’ but calls for ‘even more’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said President Biden’s warning to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a “good step forward” in a Wednesday interview, but he hopes to see “even more” from the president going forward. “Well, I think it’s a good step forward. I think we’ve got to do even more,” Sanders told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins in an interview Wednesday. “The bottom line is, Kaitlan,…

Donald Trump Reacts To NYPD Clearing Protesters At Columbia University: “A Beautiful Thing To Watch”

Donald Trump celebrated New York law enforcement after officers cleared Pro-Palestine protesters from Columbia University. The Hill reports the 77-year-old commended the NYPD for arresting the protestors and admonished President Biden for his mismanagement of the campus chaos. RELATED: Video: Police And Protesters Clash Outside Democratic HQ Following A Candlelight Vigil Calling For Ceasefire In Israel-Hamas Conflict Trump Speaks On Campus Arrests Demonstrations have appeared…

Fox anchor pushes back on Mace’s claim of George Soros funding student protests 

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto pushed back on a claim by Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) that progressive billionaire George Soros has funded groups involved in pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses. “There’s a push right now on the part of some of these institutions to negotiate with the protesters, and to go ahead and put up for a vote any measure that would sort of call…

Trump claims ‘paid agitators’ part of Columbia pro-Palestine protests

Former President Trump made unfounded claims Tuesday that pro-Palestine protests at Columbia University contained “paid agitators” as nationwide college campus protests escalate. Hundreds of New York Police Department officers, many with batons and in riot gear, cleared Columbia University’s protest encampments on Tuesday evening, including arresting students who occupied a campus building. Trump claimed in a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity during the police operation that…

Police in riot gear enter Columbia University to break up pro-Palestine protests

Hundreds of New York Police Department officers, many with batons and in riot gear, moved onto Columbia University’s campus on Tuesday evening as student protesters continued a largely peaceful occupation of a campus building in protest of the Israel-Hamas war. Student protesters barricaded themselves inside Hamilton Hall early Tuesday, escalating after more than a week of a protest encampment in the university’s outdoor common space. …

Barnard president loses vote of no confidence as criticism mounts over protest response

The president of Barnard College lost a faculty-wide vote of no confidence on Tuesday, as criticism mounts over the school’s response to a pro-Palestine encampment that has sparked a national movement and beckoned the political spotlight. About 77 percent of Barnard faculty voted in no confidence on Tuesday against President Laura Rosenbury, The Columbia Spectator reported. The Spectator said it is the first no confidence…

Jewish student sues Columbia for failing to provide a safe environment amid campus protests

An anonymous Jewish student filed a lawsuit Monday against Columbia University, alleging that the Ivy League school has failed to provide “a safe educational environment” for its students amid ongoing pro-Palestinian protests.  In the lawsuit, the second-year student claims that since demonstrators established a “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” more than a week ago, she and other openly Jewish students have felt increasingly at risk of harassment…

Fights break out between pro-Israel, pro-Palestine protesters at UCLA

Protesters occupying a pro-Palestine encampment and pro-Israel counterprotesters clashed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on Sunday as college demonstrations continue nationwide. Fights began between isolated members of the two groups before a counterprotest demonstration by the Israeli American Council, the Daily Bruin reported. Thousands gathered at the center of UCLA’s campus on Sunday, backing both sides of the protest. A small…

José Andrés memorializes WCK workers killed in Gaza at National Cathedral service

Celebrity chef and founder of nonprofit World Central Kitchen (WCK) José Andrés memorialized his seven employees killed during an aid mission in Gaza at a service at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday. “They risked everything to feed people they didn’t know and would never meet,” he said, saying his employees were the best of humanity. “Their examples should inspire us to do better, to…

Pope Francis calls for peace in Ukraine, Gaza: ‘A negotiated peace is better than a war without end’

In his first in-depth interview with a U.S. network, Pope Francis called for peace in the wars in Ukraine and Gaza and said a “negotiated peace” is better than an ongoing conflict. “Please. Countries at war, all of them, stop the war. Look to negotiate. Look for peace,” the Pope said in an interview with CBS News on Wednesday. The Pope has been outspoken about…

Malala Yousafzai confirms support for Palestine after backlash over musical with Hillary Clinton

Activist Malala Yousafzai confirmed her support for Palestine in a post online after receiving backlash over a report she collaborated with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a musical. “I have and will continue to condemn the Israeli government for its violations of international law and war crimes, and I applaud efforts by those determined to hold them to account,” Yousafzai posted on social…

Ocasio-Cortez slams fellow Democrat’s criticism of Sanders over Israel-Hamas war  

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday took a swipe at Rep. Jared Moskowitz for questioning Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)’s stance on antisemitism, calling the Florida Democrat’s remarks “shameful.” “Sen. Sanders’ family was killed in the Holocaust. He dedicates his every moment to realizing tikkun olam. His commitment to protecting innocents in Gaza stems FROM his Jewish values,” Ocasio Cortez wrote in a post on X…

Biden marks Passover with statement of ‘ironclad’ support for Israel

President Biden marked the coming of Passover in a message Sunday, tying the Jewish holiday to the Israel-Hamas war and doubling down on his support for Israel in the conflict. “This holiday reminds us of a profound and powerful truth: that even in the face of persecution, if we hold on to faith, we shall endure and overcome,” Biden wrote. “We can never forget the…

Iran’s attack on Israel built on lessons from Russia’s war in Ukraine

Iran’s missile and drone attack on Israel showed that the Islamic Republic has learned key lessons from Russia’s war in Ukraine, employing a strategy to overwhelm air defenses with a layered assault including swarms of drones and missiles traveling faster than the speed-of-sound. For Ukraine and its supporters, the attack further demonstrated the dangerous link between Moscow and Tehran and, in their view, should strengthen…

Gaza decries ill-treatment of prisoners as Israel releases 150 detainees

Gaza crossing authority, on Monday, disclosed that Israel has released around 150 detainees from the Palestinian territory, alleging that they had been mistreated in detention. DAILY POST recalls that Israeli soldiers rounded up hundreds of Palestinians during their more than six-month military offensive in Gaza, holding them without charge before releasing some in groups. According to the Gaza crossing authority, the latest detainees to be…

Wisconsin should be ‘of concern’ for Biden because of Gaza, says progressive Democrat

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) said the administration’s response to the war in Gaza will make it difficult for young people in Wisconsin to support President Biden. “Yes, because we’ve always had a problem engaging voters of color, young people and certain demographics,” Bowman told MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin on Sunday when asked if the protest vote against Biden in last week’s presidential primary in Wisconsin should…