Israel saves 4 hostages during assault; Gaza officials say dozens of people are killed

Four hostages kidnapped from the Nova music festival and held by militants in Gaza over the past eight months were rescued by Israeli forces on Saturday. After the Hamas-led terrorist attack on October 7, Israel released only a small number of hostages through military force. Saturday’s rescue efforts occurred in Nuseirat, central Gaza, where health…

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Middle East crisis: Blinken arrives in Middle East as US pushes for ceasefire vote at UN

Still battling Israel’s external enemies on multiple fronts, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu awoke Monday to a new political battlefield at home. The departure this weekend of Benny Gantz and his centrist National Unity party from Israel’s wartime emergency government is unlikely to immediately break Netanyahu’s power. The prime minister’s ruling coalition still holds a narrow…

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