Secretary Blinken in Israel to Discuss Temporary Cease-Fire

He stated Hamas leaders have responded to a proposed hostage deal. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has gone to Israel to discuss the possibility of a cease-fire…

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CIA Director Engages in Talks on Hamas Hostages 

He will also discuss solutions to ending the conflict with Middle Eastern officials.  Director Bill Burns of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is meeting with the heads of…

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Prosecutors Allege Senator Menendez Received Gifts from Qatar

Allegations in addition to ongoing trial for fraud, bribery, and conspiracy. U.S. prosecutors brought new allegations against Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey this week in his ongoing…

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U.S. Defense Secretary Meets with Israeli Officials

He urged Israel to protect Gazans. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with his Israeli counterpart and the nation’s military chief on Monday in Tel Aviv. Secretary Austin…

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CIA Director in Qatar to Discuss Hostage Releases 

Director of Mossad takes part in the discussion on possibly extending the ceasefire. It took two weeks of diplomatic negotiations to establish the initial agreement between Israel and…

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President Commends Israel-Hamas Ceasefire for Hostage Release

He calls the agreement a “testament to diplomacy.” President Joe Biden commended the agreement Israel has made to a 4-day ceasefire with Hamas brokered by the U.S. and…

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Hamas Releases Two American Hostages 

Mother and daughter were released “on humanitarian grounds.”  Qatar negotiated the release of two Americans who had been held hostage by Hamas in Gaza. Judith and Natalie Raaman…

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Treasury Department Announces New Sanctions on Hamas 

The goal is to cut off their access to funds. The Department of the Treasury announced a series of new sanctions against the terror group Hamas on Wednesday…

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Legislators Seek Maximum Sanctions on Iran 

“Iran must be held fully accountable,” they say.  One hundred thirteen bipartisan members of Congress, led by Representatives Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Don Bacon of Nebraska, Jared…

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U.S. and Qatar Agree to Refreeze Iran $6 Billion 

Secretary Blinken will be in Qatar on Friday.  Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyeno told some members of the House Thursday that the government of the U.S. and Qatar…

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