Netanyahu leaned on his top rival to help unify Israel. Now, Benny Gantz is more popular

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest political rival is meeting with American leaders this week in Washington to discuss the war in Gaza. Benny Gantz is a key member of Israel’s war cabinet whose popularity is growing – and who has a crucial role to play in the country’s future. Gantz, 64, … Read more

Kamala Harris meets Netanyahu rival in push for cease-fire deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris A member of Israel’s war cabinet will visit Washington on Monday in defiance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Benny Gantz, a centrist political rival of Netanyahu, is speaking this week with several senior Biden administration officials, including Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Council Middle … Read more

Israel: Wartime Cabinet rattled by a dispute between Netanyahu and his top rival

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A top Israeli minister left for Washington on Sunday for talks with U.S. officials, prompting a rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to an Israeli official, in a sign of widening cracks in Israel’s wartime government . almost five months after the war with Hamas. The trip by Benny … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: Israeli strikes in Gaza kill 48

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes overnight killed at least 48 people in southern and central Gaza, half of them women and children, health officials said Thursday. European foreign ministers and UN agencies called for a ceasefire, prompting alarm bells to ring the worsening humanitarian crisis and possible famine in the area. Tensions also … Read more