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The wife of the head of Ukrainian intelligence was poisoned – Marianna Budanova in the hospital
Marianna Budanova, the wife of the head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence, was poisoned with heavy metals. The woman is in the hospital. This was reported to “Babel” by intelligence sources. After a prolonged deterioration of her health, she was hospitalized.
 

Putin hijacks Israel-Gaza war to fuel tensions in the West
The Israeli-Hamas war has given Russia a golden opportunity to sow division among its Western enemies. It’s a chance Vladimir Putin’s disinformation machine was never going to miss. Since the outbreak of hostilities on October 7, Kremlin-linked Facebook accounts have ramped up their output by almost 400 percent, with the Middle East crisis now dominating…
 

Could The Israel-Hamas War Benefit Russia And China?
Neither Russia nor China objected to the draft resolutions’ lack of a call for a ceasefire.As lines of division around the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza become more pronounced, questions arise about where big powers may position themselves.While most Western governments have united in supporting Israel’s right to self-defence, China and Russia have…
 
Putin hijacks Israel-Gaza war to fuel tensions in the West – POLITICO Europe
Putin hijacks Israel-Gaza war to fuel tensions in the West  POLITICO Europe
 
Could The Israel-Hamas War Benefit Russia And China? – NDTV
Could The Israel-Hamas War Benefit Russia And China?  NDTV
 
Russia condemns Israeli strikes in Syria – DAWN.com
Russia condemns Israeli strikes in Syria  DAWN.com
 
EU’s top diplomat offers ‘better and viable’ alternative to Hamas ruling Gaza – Hindustan Times
EU’s top diplomat offers ‘better and viable’ alternative to Hamas ruling Gaza  Hindustan Times
 
At least 10 people killed in Syrian government shelling of a rebel-held village, the opposition says – AOL
At least 10 people killed in Syrian government shelling of a rebel-held village, the opposition says  AOL
 
What happens after the Israel-Hamas war? – Business Insider Africa
What happens after the Israel-Hamas war?  Business Insider Africa
 
Biden punts on settler abuses – The Electronic Intifada
Biden punts on settler abuses  The Electronic Intifada
 
Violence Against Women ‘Systematic’ In Islamic Republic, Activists Say – Iran International
Violence Against Women ‘Systematic’ In Islamic Republic, Activists Say Iran International
 
Ukraine sides with Israel. How will it affect Kyiv’s relations with Arab … – Kyiv Independent
Ukraine sides with Israel. How will it affect Kyiv’s relations with Arab …  Kyiv Independent
 
Israel and Hamas agree to extend Gaza truce by two days, say US, Qatar – The Times of Israel
Israel and Hamas agree to extend Gaza truce by two days, say US, Qatar  The Times of Israel
 
Gaza truce appears set to extend as Israel receives new list of captives – Al Jazeera English
Gaza truce appears set to extend as Israel receives new list of captives  Al Jazeera English
 
Nearly 60 journalists and media workers killed since start of Israel … – WUNC
Nearly 60 journalists and media workers killed since start of Israel …  WUNC
 

Key Iran government dissenter tells Europe that Tehran terrorism’s ‘epicenter’
Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the largest international Iranian dissident organization, told members of the European Parliament this week that Iran remains the “epicenter” of terrorism. “The head of the snake is in Tehran, the epicenter of terrorism and warmongering,” said Rajavi, the leader of the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran. Rajavi’s…
 
Blinken will return to Israel and the West Bank to discuss further extensions of the Gaza cease-fire – WLUC
Blinken will return to Israel and the West Bank to discuss further extensions of the Gaza cease-fire  WLUC
 

Vladimir Putin’s killer patriotism
Last year’s ‘partial mobilisation’ triggered a backlash against the Kremlin and Putin is fearful of a repeat. Cold war revisited: same old enemy (US moneyed interests), even older hero (‘traditional’ Russia) (Nina Khrushcheva) In 2014, the former police officer Sergei Khadzhikurbanov was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the 2006 murder…
 
Vladimir Putin’s killer patriotism – Social Europe
Vladimir Putin’s killer patriotism  Social Europe
 
The Russia-Hamas Strategic Relationship – Middle East Media Research Institute
The Russia-Hamas Strategic Relationship  Middle East Media Research Institute
 
PM lobbying Likud MKs, saying only he can prevent a Palestinian … – The Times of Israel
PM lobbying Likud MKs, saying only he can prevent a Palestinian …  The Times of Israel
 
Netanyahu gets list of hostages to be freed today as truce extended by 2 days | Top points – India Today
Netanyahu gets list of hostages to be freed today as truce extended by 2 days | Top points  India Today
 
How restraint meets moral outrage in Gaza and Ukraine – Responsible Statecraft
How restraint meets moral outrage in Gaza and Ukraine  Responsible Statecraft
 

How Years of Israeli Failures on Hamas Led to a Devastating Attack
Before the attack by Hamas on Oct. 7, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top Israeli security officials believed the greatest threats to Israel were Iran and Hezbollah.Credit…Tamir Kalifa for The New York TimesIsraeli officials completely underestimated the magnitude of the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas, shattering the country’s once invincible sense…
 

Israeli intel agency chief says it failed in stopping Hamas attack
A rocket is fired from Gaza toward Israel, in Gaza, October 7, 2023. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsJERUSALEM, Oct 16 (Reuters) – The head of Israel’s Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency on Monday took responsibility for failing to prevent Hamas from carrying out its deadly rampage through Israeli towns.”Despite a…
 

 

Israel: The hack that Mossad and Shin Bet would prefer not to see
A recent hack targeted the association of veterans of Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet. Intelligence veterans worry about the nature of the information stolen. […] To produce quality and independent information, Intelligence Online relies solely on subscriptions from its readers, without advertising,…
 
Kyiv’s Harsh Winter Deepens Gloom Over Battlefield Failures – Bloomberg
Kyiv’s Harsh Winter Deepens Gloom Over Battlefield Failures  Bloomberg
 
Russia-Ukraine war – live: Putin signs record boost to military … – The Independent
Russia-Ukraine war – live: Putin signs record boost to military …  The Independent
 
Amid antisemitism uproar, Elon Musk pitches Starlink in Israel – The Japan Times
Amid antisemitism uproar, Elon Musk pitches Starlink in Israel  The Japan Times
 
Thousands March to American Museum of Natural History in Pro-Gaza Protest – Hyperallergic
Thousands March to American Museum of Natural History in Pro-Gaza Protest  Hyperallergic
 
First Person: Trauma, stress and sadness take root in Gaza – UN News
First Person: Trauma, stress and sadness take root in Gaza  UN News
 
Russia sends two planes with humanitarian aid for Gaza – ThePrint
Russia sends two planes with humanitarian aid for Gaza  ThePrint
 
Israel-Hamas War Live: Antony Blinken to visit Israel again this week – Hindustan Times
Israel-Hamas War Live: Antony Blinken to visit Israel again this week  Hindustan Times
 
Elon Musk, under fire for endorsing antisemitic comments, says during Israel trip that he’d like to help rebuild Gaza – Fortune
Elon Musk, under fire for endorsing antisemitic comments, says during Israel trip that he’d like to help rebuild Gaza  Fortune
 
White House is concerned Iran may provide ballistic missiles to Russia for use against Ukraine – Western Massachusetts News
White House is concerned Iran may provide ballistic missiles to Russia for use against Ukraine  Western Massachusetts News
 
Blinken will return to Israel and the West Bank to discuss further extensions of the Gaza cease-fire – Western Massachusetts News
Blinken will return to Israel and the West Bank to discuss further extensions of the Gaza cease-fire  Western Massachusetts News
 
How Haaretz Is Counting Israel’s Dead From the October 7 Hamas … – Haaretz
How Haaretz Is Counting Israel’s Dead From the October 7 Hamas …  Haaretz
 
Russian-Israeli hostage escaped from Hamas but was found and … – CNN
Russian-Israeli hostage escaped from Hamas but was found and …  CNN
 
First testimonies shed light on the conditions endured by Hamas’ Israeli hostages – CNN
First testimonies shed light on the conditions endured by Hamas’ Israeli hostages  CNN
 
What to expect after the delicate Israel-Hamas ceasefire ends – ABC News
What to expect after the delicate Israel-Hamas ceasefire ends  ABC News
 
Hamas official vows to repeat deadly Israel attacks: ‘There will be a second, a third, a fourth’ – KEYE TV CBS Austin
Hamas official vows to repeat deadly Israel attacks: ‘There will be a second, a third, a fourth’  KEYE TV CBS Austin
 
Released Israeli hostage ‘escaped for four days’ before recapture in Gaza – Yahoo Canada Finance
Released Israeli hostage ‘escaped for four days’ before recapture in Gaza  Yahoo Canada Finance
 
[Op-ed] What this New Yorker saw in Israel: Destruction and terror … – The New York State Senate
[Op-ed] What this New Yorker saw in Israel: Destruction and terror …  The New York State Senate
 
Israeli spokesperson on conditions required to extend Israel-Hamas truce – CNN
Israeli spokesperson on conditions required to extend Israel-Hamas truce  CNN
 
Hamas is unpopular in Gaza. Israel’s war tactics are changing that – Forward
Hamas is unpopular in Gaza. Israel’s war tactics are changing that  Forward
 
Israel-Hamas war live updates: Terrorists put out disturbing photos of their soldiers and the Israelis they held hostage waving goodbye as they’re freed – New York Post
Israel-Hamas war live updates: Terrorists put out disturbing photos of their soldiers and the Israelis they held hostage waving goodbye as they’re freed  New York Post
 

Hamas terrorist who paraded Shani Louk’s body has been killed by IDF and is ‘roasting in hell forever,’ rabbi says
The Hamas terrorist who spat on and paraded the naked body of fun-loving tattoo artist Shani Louk through Gaza has been killed by Israeli forces, according to a rabbi who said the “monster is now roasting in hell forever.” The 22-year-old German-Israeli woman’s mother told a top rabbi that the Israel Defense…
 
Hamas terrorist who paraded Shani Louk’s body has been killed by IDF and is ‘roasting in hell forever,’ rabbi says – New York Post
Hamas terrorist who paraded Shani Louk’s body has been killed by IDF and is ‘roasting in hell forever,’ rabbi says  New York Post
 
Hamas releases 17 hostages in a second round of swaps after hours of delays – Business Insider Africa
Hamas releases 17 hostages in a second round of swaps after hours of delays  Business Insider Africa
 
‘It’s important to me to show what happened’: the Israeli artist … – Art Newspaper
‘It’s important to me to show what happened’: the Israeli artist …  Art Newspaper
 

Herzog Says German-Israeli Shani Louk Found Beheaded After Being Taken To Gaza
HENRY NICHOLLS / AFPAn attendee holds an image of German-Israeli woman Shani Louk, as she takes part in a ‘Vigil for Israel’ opposite the entrance to Downing Street, the official residence of Britain’s Prime Minister, in London on October 9, 2023.Israel’s President describes the attack as ‘barbaric, sadistic’ after torturing and killing Israelis, with…
 
Herzog Says German-Israeli Shani Louk Found Beheaded After … – i24NEWS
Herzog Says German-Israeli Shani Louk Found Beheaded After …  i24NEWS
 
Jimmy Carter and all living former first ladies to attend Rosalynn Carter’s memorial service – CNN
Jimmy Carter and all living former first ladies to attend Rosalynn Carter’s memorial service  CNN
 
Hamas cannot continue to rule Gaza, says EU foreign affairs chief – The Guardian
Hamas cannot continue to rule Gaza, says EU foreign affairs chief  The Guardian
 
Israel-Gaza war: Israel agrees to 4-hour pauses in northern Gaza … – The Washington Post
Israel-Gaza war: Israel agrees to 4-hour pauses in northern Gaza …  The Washington Post
 
Rare survey details how Gazans wary of Hamas before Israel attack – Al-Monitor
Rare survey details how Gazans wary of Hamas before Israel attack  Al-Monitor
 

Kadyrov Says Group Of Former Wagner Mercenaries Training With His Forces
Waves crash against a seafront in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi during a storm on November 27. At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in Ukraine, Moldova, and Russia due to a winter storm that wreaked havoc in areas of Southeastern Europe and along the Black Sea coast, toppling trees and pulling down…
 
Kadyrov Says Group Of Former Wagner Mercenaries Training With His Forces – Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Kadyrov Says Group Of Former Wagner Mercenaries Training With His Forces  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
 
Paris mayor says she’s quitting Elon Musk’s ‘global sewer’ platform X … – The Associated Press
Paris mayor says she’s quitting Elon Musk’s ‘global sewer’ platform X …  The Associated Press
 

Germany’s most spectacular espionage cases – DW – 08/10/2023
The Russian war against Ukraine “also means a turning point for internal security,” German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said in June 2023, warning of a new wave of disinformation campaigns, cyberattacks, and espionage by foreign intelligence services. At the beginning of August, there was another case in point: Thomas H.* was arrested Wednesday (August…
 

Unverified rumours of Russia arming Hamas persist, as war rages in Gaza
Kyiv, Ukraine – When Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, the world’s attention shifted from the Russian-Ukrainian war to the Middle East conflict. As the new war flared, Ukrainian officials and some observers were quick to accuse Moscow of meddling and even graver allegations – that it was supplying the Palestinian group with weapons.list of 4 itemslist…
 
Unverified rumours of Russia arming Hamas persist, as war rages in Gaza – Al Jazeera English
Unverified rumours of Russia arming Hamas persist, as war rages in Gaza  Al Jazeera English
 
Wagner mercenaries likely serving in Russian national guard, says UK – as it happened – The Guardian
Wagner mercenaries likely serving in Russian national guard, says UK – as it happened  The Guardian
 
Israel carried out mass killing of own people under ‘Hannibal … – Press TV
Israel carried out mass killing of own people under ‘Hannibal …  Press TV
 
U.S. Navy seizes attackers who held Israel-linked tanker – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
U.S. Navy seizes attackers who held Israel-linked tanker  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
Survival, scandal, a secret cell: how the nail-biting Israel-Hamas hostage deal was done – The Guardian
Survival, scandal, a secret cell: how the nail-biting Israel-Hamas hostage deal was done  The Guardian
 
More than 10,000 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza – Al Jazeera English
More than 10,000 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza  Al Jazeera English
 
Israel-Hamas war: Evacuations begin in Gaza; Biden says there should be a humanitarian ‘pause’ in Israel-Hamas war – CNBC
Israel-Hamas war: Evacuations begin in Gaza; Biden says there should be a humanitarian ‘pause’ in Israel-Hamas war  CNBC
 
These are the Israelis freed by Hamas on Saturday in the second … – Haaretz
These are the Israelis freed by Hamas on Saturday in the second …  Haaretz
 
Israel says it’s killed a Hamas commander involved in Oct. 7 attacks. Who else is Israel targeting in Gaza? – CBS News
Israel says it’s killed a Hamas commander involved in Oct. 7 attacks. Who else is Israel targeting in Gaza?  CBS News
 
Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank strongly support Hamas, October 7 … – The Jerusalem Post
Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank strongly support Hamas, October 7 …  The Jerusalem Post
 
With antisemitism rising as Israel-Hamas war rages, Europe’s Jews … – Parkersburg News
With antisemitism rising as Israel-Hamas war rages, Europe’s Jews …  Parkersburg News
 

 
Questionable Haaretz Reporting Used to Sully Israel … – Honestreporting.com
Questionable Haaretz Reporting Used to Sully Israel …  Honestreporting.com
 

Questionable Haaretz Reporting Used to Sully Israel
One of the most prevalent issues with coverage of the current war between Israel and Hamas is the spread of inaccurate reporting and misinformation. As was seen with the Al-Ahli Hospital explosion and other similar instances, inaccurate reports help to fuel a narrative that whitewashes Hamas’ terrorist actions while simultaneously condemning Israel…
 
One day, the war between Israel and Hamas will be over – Al Jazeera English
One day, the war between Israel and Hamas will be over  Al Jazeera English
 
Nov. 17: Death toll from Re’im massacre updated to 364 – almost 1/3 … – The Times of Israel
Nov. 17: Death toll from Re’im massacre updated to 364 – almost 1/3 …  The Times of Israel
 
Elon Musk Visits Israeli Kibbutz With Netanyahu, Sees Remnants Of Hamas Attack — Photos – ABP Live
Elon Musk Visits Israeli Kibbutz With Netanyahu, Sees Remnants Of Hamas Attack — Photos  ABP Live
 
Palestinian militants execute 2 alleged Israeli collaborators and publicly display their corpses on the West Bank, say reports – Business Insider Africa
Palestinian militants execute 2 alleged Israeli collaborators and publicly display their corpses on the West Bank, say reports  Business Insider Africa
 
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