Tag Archives: Gaza

American Girl Held Hostage by Hamas Safely Released

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden confirmed on Sunday that four-year-old Abigail Mor Edan, an American girl held hostage by Hamas in Gaza, is now free. President Biden shared the positive development with reporters from Nantucket, where he was spending the Thanksgiving weekend with his family. “Abigail was among 13 hostages released today …

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First Jewish Member of Congress Backs Cease-Fire

Becca Balint

Julia Conley, Common Dreams Progressives in Congress and Jewish advocates for Palestinian rights were among those applauding Thursday as U.S. Rep. Becca Balint became the first Jewish federal lawmaker—and the first representing Vermont—to support a cease-fire in Gaza. Balint (D-Vt.) reversed her earlier position, writing in the VTDigger that the …

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100 US Officials Sign Memo Decrying Biden’s Backing of Israeli ‘War Crimes’ in Gaza

State Department

Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams One hundred U.S. foreign service officials have signed a “scathing” internal memo blasting President Joe Biden’s “unwillingness to de-escalate” Israel’s assault on Gaza and his failure to stop Israeli “war crimes and/or crimes against humanity” in the embattled Palestinian enclave. Axios reported Monday that the five-page …

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Biden, Harris Condemn Uptick In Antisemitic Attacks

Biden, Harris

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday condemned attacks on the Jewish community amid a rise in antisemitic attacks this month. “The recent attacks on the Jewish community are despicable, and they must stop. I condemn this hateful behavior at home and abroad — it’s up to …

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