Israel’s Netanyahu expected to address US Congress on July 24

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to address a joint meeting of Congress on July 24, setting the stage for what is expected to be a controversial speech at a crucial time for the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Congressional leaders confirmed the date for the speech Thursday evening after … Read more

Pro-Palestinian encampment at University of Pittsburgh emptied overnight

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One camp set up by pro-Palestinian demonstrators near the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus has been gutted and is being demolished. At around 2 a.m. Tuesday, protesters occupying the camp outside the Cathedral of Learning began to evacuate. No arrests were made and the encampment was peacefully … Read more

Parade for Israel in New York this year focuses on solidarity as Gaza war casts grim shadow

NEW YORK (AP) — An annual parade for Israel in New York, which attracts thousands of people, is expected to take to the streets Sunday with tight security and an emphasis on solidarity during the war in Gaza. The parade takes place nearly eight months after October’s unprecedented parade. 7 Hamas attacks, the deadliest in … Read more

Israel’s Netanyahu invited by US leaders to deliver speech to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders invite Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver a speech at the Capitol, a performance of wartime support for the longtime ally despite growing political divisions over the Israeli military attack on Gaza. The invitation from the President of the House Mike JohnsonRepublican and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumera Democrat, alongside … Read more

Nurse fired for calling Gaza war ‘genocide’ while accepting compassion award

Nurse fired by New York hospital after speaking out Israel’s war in Gaza Like “genocide” during an award speech. Labor and delivery nurse Hesen Jabr, who is Palestinian American, was honored by NYU Langone Health for her compassion in caring for mothers who had lost babies when she made a connection between her work and … Read more