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Israel is quiet on next steps against Iran — and on which partners helped shoot down missiles

Apr. 14, 2024 20:20 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli leaders on Sunday credited an international military coalition with helping thwart a direct Iranian attack involving hundreds of drones and missiles, calling the coordinated response a starting point for a “strategic alliance” of regional opposition to Tehran....

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Apr. 12, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. Chris Sununu, R-N.H.; Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Govs. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Mich., and Wes Moore, D-Md.; Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio. ___ CBS’ “Face the...

Israel is pulling some troops from southern Gaza. Now the plan is to clear Hamas from Rafah

Apr. 07, 2024 22:40 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military announced Sunday it had withdrawn its forces from the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, wrapping up a key phase in its ground offensive against the Hamas militant group and bringing its troop presence in the territory to one of the lowest levels since the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Apr. 06, 2024 08:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — World Central Kitchen founder José Andrés; White House national security spokesman John Kirby. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Preempted by Premier League soccer. ___ CBS’ “Face the...

The Latest | Iran promises payback for Israel's apparent strike that killed top generals

Apr. 03, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

Iranian leaders renewed their promise to hit back after an airstrike widely blamed on Israel destroyed Iran's Consulate in Syria, killing 12 people, including two elite Iranian generals. Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said Wednesday the attack “will not remain without answer.” ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 02, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: March 30 The Washington Post on the Israel-Gaza war As the war in Gaza grinds on into its sixth month, cracks are showing in the once unequivocally united front between Israel and the...

Hezbollah fires heavy rockets at northern Israel after deadliest day of Israeli strikes on Lebanon

Mar. 28, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah fired rockets with heavy warheads at towns in northern Israel, saying it used the weapons against civilian targets for the first time Thursday in retaliation for Israeli airstrikes the night before that killed nine, including what the group said...

The Latest | Israel won't accept Hamas demands after militant group rejects cease-fire plan

Mar. 26, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that his government will not accept Hamas’ “delusional” conditions for a cease-fire in Gaza. The militant group rejected the latest truce proposal because it says Israel is ignoring the group's core demands. Hamas wants an...

‘Duty to warn’ guided US advance warning of the Moscow attack. Adversaries don’t always listen

Mar. 26, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. warning to Russia couldn't have been plainer: Two weeks before the deadliest attack in Russia in years, Americans had publicly and privately advised President Vladimir Putin's government that “extremists” had “imminent plans” for just such slaughter. ...

UN demand for Gaza cease-fire provokes strongest clash between US and Israel since war began

Mar. 25, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council on Monday issued its first demand for a cease-fire in Gaza, with the U.S. angering Israel by abstaining from the vote. Israel responded by canceling a visit to Washington by a high-level delegation in the strongest public clash between the...