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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 arrives in Israel facing a difficult diplomatic mission

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…

No. 2 Senate Republican says there’s ‘a lot of resistance’ in GOP over Jack Lew’s nomination to be US ambassador to Israel

CNN  —  Senate Republican Whip John Thune told CNN there is “a lot of resistance” to the nomination of Jack Lew to be the US ambassador to Israel, a sign…

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 speaks with families of Americans unaccounted for in Israel

Washington CNN  —  President Joe Biden on Friday spoke with the families of the Americans who remain unaccounted for in Israel after promising to speak with family members of those…

Doug Emhoff leans into his historic role as he fights antisemitism after Israel attacks

CNN  —  Second gentleman Doug Emhoff’s role as a leader confronting antisemitism – and, personally, his historic role as the first Jewish spouse of a president or vice president –…

Republicans must overcome deep splits to choose a speaker as Israel crisis exposes failure to govern

CNN  —  House Republicans must mend gaping splits in their conference if they are to succeed in picking a new speaker – as dangerous global crises in Israel and Ukraine…

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…