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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
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Nov. 15: PM tells US officials Israel working to ‘free Shifa Hospital’ from Hamas
Gallant says Israel will take ‘any action’ to free hostages as reports of deal swirl * IDF blows up Hamas parliament building * First fuel shipment enters Strip * IDF ground op toll: 48
New initiative invites individuals, groups abroad to 'adopt' towns victimized on Oct. 7
Amman accuses Israel of shelling near Jordanian field hospital in Gaza
Hamas official says 644 people left Gaza through Rafah crossing today
'It doesn’t need to be political to share in my grief'
Who came and why: Radically diverse Jewish communities briefly unite at DC Israel rally
Many different opinions, motivations, thoughts on Israel, ways to be Jewish came together in the 290,000-strong crowd in the National Mall on Tuesday
‘Let our people go’: Nearly 300,000 rally in Washington for Israel, hostages’ release
Massive pro-Israel rally spotlights anxieties around surge of antisemitism in US
Alleged bus driver boycott snarls 900 Detroit Jews’ trek to DC pro-Israel rally
BBC apologizes after false claim IDF targeting medical staff, Arabic speakers in Gaza
The BBC was forced to apologize on Wednesday after one of its presenters said that Israel Defense Forces soldiers who had entered Shifa Hospital in Gaza "were targeting people including medical teams and Arab speakers." Citing a Reuters news report, the presenter twice reiterated that soldiers were targeting...
Knesset sanctions 2 Arab MKs for ‘denying’ Oct. 7 atrocities, alleging IDF war crimes
Belgian parliament refusing to screen video of Hamas atrocities
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Canada’s Trudeau: Israel must stop ‘this killing of women, children, babies’ in Gaza
Netanyahu slams Canadian PM, saying Israeli forces don’t deliberately target non-combatants while Hamas ‘beheaded, burned and massacred civilians’ on Oct. 7
Erdogan blasts Israel as a ‘terrorist state’ intent on ‘total destruction’ of Gaza
Belize suspends ties with Israel over war against Hamas in Gaza
IDF: Specially trained medical forces accompanying troops
IDF forces raid Gaza’s main hospital, find weapons, ‘concrete evidence’ of Hamas use
Army describes ‘precise, targeted op,’ avoiding ‘friction’ with civilians; 5 gunmen killed outside; IDF calls on Hamas gunmen inside to surrender, says it delivered medical supplies
US backs Israeli claims on Hamas use of hospitals, including Shifa, for military ops
Daily Briefing Nov 15: Day 40 – IDF controls north Gaza, above ground; enters Shifa
Netanyahu downplays talk of hostage deal after Biden says he believes it’ll happen
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that information about any deal for the release of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza will be made public “if and when” there are concrete developments, appearing to downplay remarks made a short while earlier by US President Joe Biden, saying...
Foreign minister, families of hostages hold briefing for UN diplomats in Geneva
In Geneva, Israel’s FM demands Red Cross meet hostages, calls on UN chief to resign
IDF isn’t seeking ‘victory pictures’; it’s seeking victory, however long that takes
Foreign Minister Eli Cohen briefed diplomatic reporters on Monday that Israel has a "diplomatic window" of two to three weeks before pressure to halt the war against Hamas becomes significant. With all due respect to Cohen, Israel's military is looking at a very different timetable. In the IDF's conception, this is the furthest of far cries...
Bracha Zornberg Gross
Healing our trauma: Will the world help or hinder?
Global support for Israel’s pain may be critical for the nation to recover from October 7 without PTSD
Tech warriors in the battle for Israel’s future
Stepping into the enormous vacuum left by the government, the tech sector has taken the lead in responding to this crisis
The coexistence of the future: Reflections from a mixed Jewish-Arab town
Arab Israelis must side with Israel – and Jewish Israelis must respect their neighbors’ pain when the IDF moves against Gaza
Unmasking Hamas: Israeli citizens lead efforts to expose terrorism funding
Volunteer tech workers have uncovered terrorist entities that mask their fundraising with banners of charity and education
Warning: Graphic content
Police chief: 'Evidence indicates rape, amputation of organs'
Police start building Oct. 7 rape cases, focusing on footage and testimonies
‘Not a traditional rape investigation’: Police say they have multiple witnesses, are focusing on gathering circumstantial evidence as physical proof gleaned from bodies is limited
Warning: Graphic footage
In remarkable Oct. 7 video, soldier tosses grenades back at terrorists, saving lives
Israel’s 1,400 Chabad rabbis skip New York reunion in favor of war effort
Some 6,500 participants attend Haredi movement’s flagship annual event, where Israel and its wartime victims loom large
Weeks after the onslaught, a quietly inspiring visit to a bloodied Gaza-border kibbutz
This Editor’s Note was sent out earlier Wednesday in ToI’s weekly update email to members of the Times of Israel Community. To receive these Editor’s Notes as they’re released, join the ToI Community here. At the entrance to Kibbutz Alumim, two miles from the Gaza border and halfway between Kibbutz Kfar Aza and Kibbutz Be'eri, a...
'They send me notes afterwards, like I'm the hero'
The way to their hearts: Volunteers cook for soldiers and wartime needy
Tel Aviv cooking workshop partners with World Central Kitchen, Asif Culinary Institute pivots to soldiers, and one-man show Rob King of BBQ smokes meat for troops
Those We Have Lost
Israel Chana, 30: Civilian who ‘saved a whole neighborhood’
Armed with just his personal weapon as a security guard, he was killed battling Hamas terrorists in Ofakim on October 7, his 30th birthday
'A storm can come over Jerusalem at any moment, in any form'
All quiet on the eastern front? Jerusalem Old City sits empty — and heavily patrolled
So far, East Jerusalemites aren’t staging mass protests against the war following Hamas’s murderous onslaught, amid strict police measures and fears of jeopardizing social order
Behind the Headlines
Israel at war: Join ToI senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur for an in-depth webinar Thursday
On November 16, we dig deeper into global issues facing Israel and the Jewish people as the IDF continues its ground operation in Gaza. Exclusively for the ToI Community
'What happened on Oct. 7, it’s my nightmares'
‘Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’ star opens up on Israel-Hamas war from afar
Promoting her new film ‘Kissufim’ — coincidentally the name of the kibbutz where 8 civilians, including kids, were massacred by terrorists — Swell Ariel Or says ‘my soul is sad’
Jordanian newspaper features front-page Hebrew article predicting Israel’s collapse
Rabbi backs remark by his son, a far-right minister, that nuking Gaza is an option
Birthright nixes December trips over security concerns amid Israel-Hamas war
Foreign Ministry denies its own official’s claim public diplomacy activities halted
Centrist MK says call on European countries to take Gaza refugees was misunderstood
Israeli soccer captain displays shoe of kidnapped child ahead of qualifying match
Missile from Yemen intercepted over Red Sea as Houthi chief vows to keep up attacks
Supreme Court rules Law of Return applies to widows of Jews’ children and grandkids
Former envoy to UN suggests Secretary-General Guterres is a ‘spokesman for Hamas’
US, UK sanction terror financiers tied to Oct. 7 massacre, Iran
Valley Bank CEO: Danger is that we no longer recognize truth of Oct. 7 atrocities
Iraq still looking for leads on kidnapped Israeli academic after first video surfaces
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