The gulf between Israel and the US on one hand - and Arab states and much of the rest of the world on the other - couldn't really be greater. With the US diplomatic backing, and with more of its ammunition supplies being shipped to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that to achieve his goals of rescuing hostages - but more importantly, in reality, the destruction of Hamas - then a ceasefire is a non-starter. Despite their admirable work, in truth they won't get very far for the time being because neither of the protagonists - Hamas and Israel - seem awfully interested in a ceasefire anyway.
Hostages released by Hamas have described weeks of fear and hunger inside the warren of tunnels beneath Gaza, and called on the world not to forget about those still in captivity. Brother and sister Itay and Maya Regev were at the Supernova festival on 7 October when armed Hamas gunmen opened fire, killing more than 350 people. "The days there pass like an eternity," Itay said, sitting next to his sister in the video.
Germany may have to wage a defensive war against Russia in the future, German televisions news program Tagesschau reported on Dec. 9, citing Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) Inspector General Carsten Breuer.
(Bloomberg) -- The US is weighing a proposal to exchange missile launch notifications with China, Nikkei Asia reported on Monday, citing a senior State Department official it didn’t identify.Most Read from BloombergBitcoin’s 2023 Rally Frays During Brief 7.5% Drop Toward $40,000Stocks Make Cautious Start to Event-Packed Week: Markets WrapHarvard Under Heightened Pressure After Penn Leaders OustedBiden’s Support of Israel Alienates More Democrats in New PollThe senior official said launch notific