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Hamas operatives used phone lines installed in tunnels under Gaza to plan Israel attack over 2 years, sources familiar with intelligence say

CNN  —  Intelligence shared with the United States suggests a small cell of Hamas operatives planning the deadly surprise attack on Israel communicated via a network of hardwired phones built…

Biden, in Israel, says hospital blast appears to be done by ‘the other team’

CNN  —  President Joe Biden arrived in Israel Wednesday for one of the most complicated diplomatic trips of his presidency, an extraordinary high-stakes trip to a region gripped by violence,…

President Joe Biden will visit Israel, US Secretary of State Blinken says

CNN  —  US President Joe Biden will visit Israel on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced in the early hours of Tuesday from Tel Aviv. Biden had been…

Israel and US discussing possible Biden visit after Netanyahu extends invitation

Washington CNN  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has invited President Joe Biden to visit Israel soon, and both countries are discussing the possibility, a source familiar with the matter…

Lloyd Austin and Anthony Blinken pledge fulsome support for Israel as concerns about expected Israeli ground offensive grow

CNN  —  The Biden administration underlined its public and fulsome show of support for Israel Friday as two of its most senior national security officials visited the Middle East ahead…

Biden’s dilemma in Israel response: Outrage without escalation

CNN  —  When President Joe Biden gathered with his top advisers Tuesday morning to go over the draft of his speech on Israel, he made a clear request: The prepared…

11 US citizens dead in Israel conflict, Biden says

Washington CNN  —  Eleven US citizens have died in the conflict in Israel, President Joe Biden said Monday, and an unknown number remain missing. “As we continue to account for…

Pressure to fill House speaker vacancy builds as crisis unfolds in Israel

CNN  —  The House speakership drama enters a new week under increased urgency as Israel declared war Sunday following unprecedented surprise attacks by Hamas. Kevin McCarthy’s historic ouster as speaker…

Blinken says US working to verify reports of several Americans dead in Israel

Washington CNN  —  Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday the US is “working overtime” to verify reports of missing and dead Americans overseas after Hamas launched an unprecedented attack…

What if Israel bombs Iran?

Editor’s Note: Gary Sick served on the National Security Council staff under Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan, and was the principal White House aide for Iran during the Iranian Revolution…