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Netanyahu will make speech to Congress as optimism for a ceasefire in Gaza rises

Netanyahu will make speech to Congress as optimism for a ceasefire in Gaza rises

CNN  —  US and Israeli officials are voicing increased optimism about the prospects of a ceasefire and hostage deal being…
Israeli former national security officials and business leaders blast Netanyahu ahead of his speech to Congress

Israeli former national security officials and business leaders blast Netanyahu ahead of his speech to Congress

CNN  —  A group of senior Israeli figures including former national security officials, academics and business leaders have sent US congressional…
Dozens killed and thousands flee as Israel shrinks ‘humanitarian zone’ in Gaza

Dozens killed and thousands flee as Israel shrinks ‘humanitarian zone’ in Gaza

CNN  —  Dozens of Palestinians have been killed and thousands more forced to flee after Israel launched a fresh ground…
Israel is blocking physicians with Palestinian heritage from entering Gaza

Israel is blocking physicians with Palestinian heritage from entering Gaza

Washington CNN  —  Palestinian-American doctor Jiab Suleiman arrived in Jordan last month ahead of an emergency medical mission into Gaza,…
Biden to meet this week with families of American hostages in Gaza

Biden to meet this week with families of American hostages in Gaza

CNN  —  President Joe Biden is expected to meet this week with the families of Americans believed to be held…
Israeli settlers attack foreign activists and Palestinian farmers in West Bank

Israeli settlers attack foreign activists and Palestinian farmers in West Bank

Jerusalem CNN  —  Masked Israeli settlers attacked a group of Palestinian farmers and foreign activists accompanying them for protection in…
Netanyahu’s visit to the US could be crucial to a ceasefire deal. But does he want one?

Netanyahu’s visit to the US could be crucial to a ceasefire deal. But does he want one?

Tel Aviv, Israel CNN  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Washington on Monday to far less fanfare than…
Hamas and Fatah sign agreement in Beijing ‘ending’ their division, Chinese state media says

Hamas and Fatah sign agreement in Beijing ‘ending’ their division, Chinese state media says

CNN  —  Palestinian factions including rivals Hamas and Fatah have signed an agreement on “ending division and strengthening Palestinian unity,”…
Dubai princess’s Instagram account announces divorce with royal husband

Dubai princess’s Instagram account announces divorce with royal husband

CNN  —  The daughter of Dubai’s ruler has apparently announced her divorce on social media in what would be a…
Meet Yahya Jan, the architect building the world’s tallest hotel, Ciel Dubai Marina

Meet Yahya Jan, the architect building the world’s tallest hotel, Ciel Dubai Marina

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