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Scoop: U.S. weighs airdropping aid into Gaza as land deliveries slow

axios.com The White House is exploring the possibility of airdropping aid from U.S. military planes into Gaza as deliveries by land become increasingly difficult, four U.S. officials…

Why Michigan’s Protest Vote Could Change Joe Biden’s Calculus: “There Will Be Political Consequences”

vanityfair.com Although an electoral victory for Joe Biden, Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday also proved a triumph for Democrats opposed to the president’s…

Food aid reaches north Gaza for first time in weeks. Israeli hostages' families push for release

pbs.org Aid convoys carrying food reached northern Gaza this week, Israeli officials said Wednesday, the first major delivery in a month to the devastated, isolated area, where the…

Why are Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators anxious about Ramadan?

theweek.com President Joe Biden surprised many this week when he told reporters that he expected Israel and Hamas to agree to a long-sought-after cease-fire by "end of the weekend,"…

Hamas chief calls for march on al-Aqsa mosque as hostage talks drag on

ft.com Ismail Haniyeh’s plea for Palestinians to go to holy site in Jerusalem is expected to raise tensions with Israel

Joe Biden's 'Uncommitted' Problem Won't Go Away

newsweek.com President Joe Biden easily won the Democratic Party's primary in Michigan on Tuesday, but the results showed that the "uncommitted" vote could threaten his campaign to win…

Hunter Schafer Taken Into Police Custody During Protest at Biden’s Visit to ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

hollywoodreporter.com Hunter Schafer was among a group of protestors who were taken into police custody on Monday during a demonstration planned to disrupt President Joe Biden‘s appearance on…

UN expert, Qatar accuse Israel of deliberately starving Palestinians

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from Euronews, CNN, and The New York Times The News A United Nations rights expert and Qatar have accused Israel of deliberately…

Hunter Schafer arrest raises questions

newsweek.com Hunter Schafer's arrest in New York City, as she joined a demonstration calling for a ceasefire in Gaza while President Joe Biden taped a TV appearance, has sparked…

Israeli Director Says He Is Getting Death Threats After German Officials Criticized Berlin Film Festival Acceptance Speeches As “Anti-Semitic”

deadline.com Israeli filmmaker Yuval Abraham, who last week picked up the best documentary award at the Berlin Film Festival, has said he has received death threats and had to cancel his…

‘Let us into Gaza’: 55 UK and US foreign reporters urge Israel and Egypt to lift news blockade

pressgazette.co.uk More than 55 foreign correspondents have issued a plea for access to Gaza through Israel and Egypt, saying it would help them bolster the efforts of local journalists whose…

Jon Stewart says the Israel-Gaza solution could be a DMZ governed by an Arab NATO. Some experts say it's a pipe dream

businessinsider.com Jon Stewart had a bold proposal for a solution to the Gaza crisis on Monday. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images and ACQUELYN MARTIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Jon Stewart on Monday…

Trump, Biden win Michigan primaries but Democrats mount Gaza protest vote

investing.com U.S. President Joe Biden easily won the Democratic presidential primary in Michigan on Tuesday, but a protest vote by Democrats angry over his support for Israel’s war…

Joe Biden Loses to 'Uncommitted' in Dearborn, Michigan by Over 1,000 Votes

newsweek.com A majority of Democrat residential primary voters in Dearborn, Michigan, voted "uncommitted" over President Joe Biden in protest of his handling of Israel's war in Gaza.…

‘The Ally’ Off Broadway Review: The Israel-Palestine Debate Leaves Josh Radnor Reeling

thewrap.com Last year, Off Broadway gave us three great new plays: Eboni Booth’s “Primary Trust,” Brandon Jacob-Jenkins’ “The Comeuppance” and David Adjmi’s “Stereophonic,” to open on…

‘Euphoria’ Star Hunter Schafer Arrested at Gaza Cease-Fire Rally in New York City

thewrap.com Hunter Schafer, star of “Euphoria” and “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” was arrested Monday at a demonstration calling for a cease-fire in Gaza,…

Michigan's "uncommitted" vote sounds alarm for Biden

axios.com In a warning for November, tens of thousands of Michigan Democratic primary voters cast ballots for "uncommitted" instead of President Biden. Why it matters: The war in Gaza…

Anderson Cooper Snaps at Nina Turner After She Notes Carnage in Gaza: ‘We Don’t Really Need a Lecture on the Problem’

mediaite.com Anderson Cooper interrupted CNN commentator Nina Turner during the network’s coverage of Tuesday’s Michigan primary as the former Ohio state senator discussed the reluctance…

Biden, embarrassed by 'uncommitted' voters, wins in Michigan, CNN projects

newsweek.com Despite an effort by progressives to sway voters to withhold their support and vote "uncommitted," President Joe Biden has won the Michigan Democratic primary election…

Rashida Tlaib and 'uncommitted' voters just delivered a major rebuke to Biden over Israel

businessinsider.com Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib had urged Michigan voters to choose 'uncommitted' over Biden in Tuesday's Democratic primary. AP Photos/Carlos Osorio and Evan Vucci Thousands…

Starbucks to hike wages for union workers as it thaws relationship with Workers United

cnbc.com A Starbucks logo is seen as members and supporters of Starbucks Workers United protest outside of a Starbucks store in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C., on Nov. 16, 2023.…

Israel and Hamas indicate no deal is imminent

politico.com JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas on Tuesday played down chances of an imminent breakthrough in talks for a cease-fire in Gaza, after President Joe Biden said Israel has agreed…

Watch: Surreal Images As Humanitarian Air Drop Over Gaza Goes Wrong

zerohedge.com Watch: Surreal Images As Humanitarian Air Drop Over Gaza Goes Wrong Jordan and France have been airdropping food into the Gaza Strip at a moment international organizations…

Deadline’s Doc Talk Podcast Puts Pedal To The Metal With ‘Speed Sisters’ Director Amber Fares, Filmmaker Telling Unexpected Stories From Palestine & Israel

deadline.com When director Amber Fares came out with her documentary Speed Sisters, about the Middle East’s first all-women race car driving team, the New York Times praised it as…

Israeli Filmmaker Slams German Politicians for Branding Berlin Award-Winning Speech “Antisemitic”

hollywoodreporter.com Directors Yuval Abraham (l) and Basel Adra stand on stage during the award ceremony at the closing gala in the Berlinale Palast after winning the award for best documentary…

Hamas is more popular with Gen Z than Hunter Biden

newsweek.com The militant group Hamas, which killed thousands in Israel and took hundreds of others hostage, are viewed in a better light by Generation Z than Hunter Biden, according to…

There are some news stories Jon Stewart should leave alone

msnbc.com Jon Stewart’s third appearance in the anchor’s chair since returning to "The Daily Show" opened with the seated host basking in a standing ovation from his stoked studio…

Israel-Hamas war live updates: Cease-fire could happen by next week, Biden says

nbcnews.com Israel held local elections under the shadow of war today, with tens of thousands of voters who have been evacuated from areas near Gaza and the northern border with Lebanon…

Goodbye, Che Diaz, And Just Like That’s Most Divisive Character

vanityfair.com “Hey, It's Che Diaz.” These are words we'll never hear again, at least on And Just like That. Yesterday, Variety confirmed that Sara Ramirez, who played the nonbinary…

Yellen presses Netanyahu to take steps to prevent collapse of West Bank economy

axios.com Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen said on Tuesday she urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a letter to take steps to bolster the Palestinian economy and…

Why these Michigan voters are choosing ‘uncommitted’ in the primary

pbs.org Michigan voters have the option to vote for the Republican or Democratic presidential candidate of their choice until polls close Feb. 27. But a new campaign called “Listen…

Why the Palestinian Authority’s government dissolved

vox.com Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh stands next to a portrait of the Palestinian Authority’s President Mahmoud Abbas on February 26, 2024, amid the ongoing war in…

Biden signals there could be a Gaza cease-fire during Ramadan, but Israel and Hamas indicate no deal is imminent

pbs.org U.S. President Joe Biden signaled that a cease-fire in Gaza could be at hand, saying that Israel has agreed to pause its offensive during the upcoming Muslim holy month of…

Yellen Urges Israel to Restore Economic Ties to West Bank

nytimes.com Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen said on Tuesday that she had personally urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to increase commercial engagement with the West…

Biden has been bad for Palestinians. Trump would be worse

vox.com A sign outside an Israeli settlement in the Golan Heights named “Trump Heights,” photographed in 2019. | Amir Levy/Getty Images On Israel, the two are not the same. During…

Biden says Gaza ceasefire could start by Monday

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from Reuters, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Al-Monitor, and The Jerusalem Post The News U.S. President Joe Biden said a ceasefire…

Can Biden contain the fallout from his Gaza policy in Michigan?

vox.com US Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) speaks alongside Shawn Fain, president of the United Automobile Workers, at a press conference calling for a ceasefire in the Middle East,…

Oil prices steady as investors weigh up Gaza ceasefire signals

theglobeandmail.com Oil prices were largely stable on Tuesday, as investors weighed up signals of a Gaza ceasefire against the reality on the ground in the Middle East. Brent crude futures fell…

Israel braces as Hamas sets sights on Jerusalem for Ramadan

newsweek.com With war still raging in the Gaza Strip, Israel is bracing for a potential new explosion of violence in Jerusalem as Hamas threatens to escalate in response to any…

Biden Warns Israel ‘They’re Gonna Lose Support From Around the World’ if They Continue Down ‘Incredibly Conservative’ Path

mediaite.com President Joe Biden warned Israel it would “lose support from around the world” if it opted to continue down its “incredibly conservative” path, Monday. Speaking to Late…

Michigan's primary is about to reveal how vulnerable Biden is on Israel

politico.com In the last three weeks, volunteers made tens of thousands of phone calls and organized protests on college campuses, while picking up endorsements from Rep. Rashida Tlaib…

Axios Explains: Arab Americans' Michigan primary protest rooted in feelings of invisibility

axios.com Arab Americans threatening to withhold support for President Biden in Michigan's primary Tuesday are upset with his handling of the war in Gaza — but for many, their…

Jon Stewart calls Israel peace plan a "military siege"

newsweek.com Jon Stewart has described Israel's peace plan as a "military siege," mocking Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "day after" plan for the Gaza Strip. The comedian…

Jon Stewart Offers a Serious Israel-Palestine Peace Plan, Gives It a Very Awkward Name: METO (Me Too)

thewrap.com On Monday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart offered up a serious and quite thoughtful proposal for a potential peace between Israel and Palestine. But Stewart also…

Biden hopeful ceasefire in Gaza just days away

newsweek.com U.S. President Biden said on Monday that he is hopeful negotiators will reach a deal that would pause Israel's military operations in Gaza within the week. The ceasefire…

ADL Chief Laments ‘Just Unbelievable’ Weekend of ‘Hate’ That Included Protesters Calling Jerry Seinfeld ‘Nazi Scum’

mediaite.com Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, lamented on Monday the events of the past weekend, which he slammed as “just unbelievable.” “Quite a weekend.…

Israel plans for invasion of Rafah as cease-fire and hostage negotiations continue

pbs.org Jordan's king warned against a proposed Israeli raid of Rafah in Southern Gaza after the IDF sent an operational plan to the War Cabinet outlining its proposed invasion.…

The Arab American Lawmaker Leading the Charge Against Joe Biden

politico.com In late October, the Democratic floor leader of the Michigan House of Representatives, Abraham Aiyash, stood in front of thousands gathered in downtown Detroit to denounce a…

Bernie Sanders breaks silence on Aaron Bushnell self-immolation

newsweek.com U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders broke his silence on the self-immolation death of an active-duty airman during an interview with Newsweek on Monday. Aaron Bushnell, an…

The Palestinian Authority's prime minister just resigned. What does that mean for the war in Gaza?

pbs.org The Palestinian Authority’s prime minister announced his government’s resignation on Monday, seen as the first step in a reform process urged by the United States as part of…

Biden's late-night talk show appearance draws pro-Palestinian protest

politico.com President Joe Biden’s Monday afternoon taping of NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" drew a crowd of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, the latest instance of progressive…

Biden’s election odds are finally improving

aol.com How long does it take voters to shake off inflation? We may finally be getting an answer. Inflation has dropped from a peak of 9% in June 2022 to just 3.1% now, and most…

Why Michigan Could Be a Big Wake-Up Call for Joe Biden

vanityfair.com In what will be a major test of Joe Biden’s reelection campaign, Arab Americans, progressive activists, and nearly 40 state and local officials are calling for Michigan…

Refugees in Rafah will be allowed to flee to other areas of southern Gaza, officials say

nbcnews.com TEL AVIV — Palestinian civilians sheltering in the city of Rafah will be allowed to flee to other areas of southern Gaza before an Israeli attack but will not be allowed to…

Berlinale Files Criminal Charges Over “Antisemitic” Instagram Hack

hollywoodreporter.com Berlin Film Festival organizers say they have brought criminal charges against unnamed hackers of its Instagram page for briefly posting statements seen as antisemitic on…

25-year-old Air Force member livestreams setting himself on fire in protest of war in Palestine, dies of his injuries

fortune.com An active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force has died after he set himself ablaze outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., while declaring that he “will no longer be…

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