Schumer on U.S. Senate floor condemns ‘rank antisemitism’ amid Israel-Hamas war
The New York Democrat also made clear his comments weren’t meant to rebuke protesters for speaking out on behalf of civilians who have been under siege in Gaza or those who have legitimate criticisms about the Israeli government.
Israel and Hamas agree to temporary cease-fire, hostage release deal
The agreement will release 50 of the approximately 240 hostages taken by Hamas during the militant group’s deadly attack on Israel in early October.
U.S. House pushes through Israel-only aid bill with dim future in Senate
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday approved a $14.3 billion spending bill to aid Israel in its war against Hamas, but the measure stands no chance of passing the Senate and has elicited a veto threat from the White House. The 14-page bill, one of the first major tests for newly elected GOP Speaker […]
Israel, Ukraine, global aid and border funding would hit $106 billion under Biden request
The funding request includes $92.2 billion for national security, including $61.4 billion for Ukraine and $14.3 billion for Israel, and $13.6 billion for border security, including money to hire more U.S. Border Patrol agents and inspection machines meant to detect fentanyl.
Biden in address to nation calls for support for both Israel and Ukraine
Biden said he would ask Congress to approve an aid package to Israel and Ukraine.
Republicans push for border funding to be wrapped into Israel, Ukraine aid package
The package will include funding for Israel to address military, intelligence and humanitarian needs as the U.S. ally retaliates against Hamas
Five years after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the painful echoes of history: A perspective
Andrew Goretsky, Philadelphia Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League, says the painful anniversary is a time to reflect.
Biden will visit Israel to demonstrate U.S. support following Hamas attack
President Joe Biden will travel to Israel on Wednesday in a show of solidarity with the Middle East ally, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday. Biden will “reaffirm the United States’ solidarity with Israel and our ironclad commitment to its security,” send a message to other groups and powers in the region not to […]
With violence raging in Israel, U.S. citizens to be flown out on charters
As the death toll in Israel rises, the Biden administration will provide charter flights to help U.S. citizens leave the country and continued Thursday to pledge unconditional support for the Middle East ally in the aftermath of an attack by the militant group Hamas. The number of Americans killed in Hamas’ attack that began Saturday […]
Biden administration working to recover U.S. hostages held by Hamas
U.S. officials are working to recover American hostages from the Middle East and provide aid to Israel as violence continues in the region following last weekend’s attack by Hamas, administration and congressional leaders said Wednesday. Speaking to Jewish community leaders at the White House late Wednesday afternoon, President Joe Biden said the administration was working […]