Unbiased headline news in 60-seconds for Wed Nov 8, 2023 – President Biden requested a cessation of Israel’s fighting in Gaza from the Israeli Prime Minister on Tuesday.
Mr. Biden made this request to reporters traveling with him in Washington, D.C., shortly after Axios reported that he asked for a three-day pause to facilitate the release of hostages. The President did not specify the duration of the pause he sought. This request followed Mr. Biden’s recent campaign speech where he expressed his belief in the necessity of a humanitarian pause in the ongoing conflict.
Following a deadly Hamas attack last month, Israelis, and an increasing number of women, have taken up arms and are engaging in martial arts training.
Caliber 3, Israel’s largest counter-terror and defense-training school, reports a significant surge in women seeking firearms and training. Additionally, more Israelis are attending krav maga self-defense classes to acquire martial arts skills.
The U.S. State Department issued a warning on Tuesday, highlighting the Russian government’s coordination of a well-funded disinformation campaign aimed at Latin America.
According to the State Department’s Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Russia’s influence actors have adapted their efforts to conceal their involvement, channeling their messaging through an extensive network of Russian proxy websites.
Senator Josh Hawley has called on the Biden administration to ban TikTok due to what he perceives as an increase in anti-Israel and pro-Hamas content on the platform.
Hawley sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who also chairs the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, urging the prohibition of all ByteDance-controlled apps. In his message, Hawley asserted that TikTok, and its parent company ByteDance, pose threats to American national security.