News Roundup 11/22/2023

by | Nov 22, 2023

News Roundup 11/22/2023

by | Nov 22, 2023

Ukraine

  • The White House Announces New $100 Million Weapons Package for Ukraine. Press Release AWC
  • Berlin has pledged to send Kiev $1.4 billion in weapons to aid its war against Russia. The announcement of the German arms package comes as the White House is nearing depleting the funds allocated by Congress for Ukraine. The Institute 

China

  • The US military will deploy new medium-range missile systems to the Pacific region next year for the purpose of “deterring” China from invading Taiwan, the commander of US Army Pacific Forces said on Saturday. AWC

North Korea

  • North Korea Successfully Launched First Spy Satellite into Orbit. AJ

Israel 

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said that Tehran expressed to the US through back channels that it does not want the Gaza war to escalate into a regional conflict while also warning escalation was inevitable if Israel didn’t stop its campaign. AWC
  • Amos Hochstein, a senior adviser to President Biden, is in Israel to hold talks with Israeli officials on preventing a major war with Lebanon as fighting between Israeli and Hezbollah forces across the Israel-Lebanon border continues to escalate, Axios reported on Monday. AWC
  • Israel warned residents of Jabalia, the largest refugee camp, and Khan Younis, the largest city in southern Gaza, to flee their homes. Tel Aviv’s massive bombing campaign against the besieged enclave has already displaced about three-quarters of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents. The White House supports Israel expanding its military operation in the Strip. The Institute 
  • Israeli Intelligence Minister Gila Gamliel proposed the “voluntary resettlement” of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to other countries around the world in an op-ed for The Jerusalem Post published Sunday. AWC
  • Major General Giora Eiland, former head of the National Security Council and current advisor to the Defense Minister calls for genocide. MondoWeiss
  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak says bunkers under Shifa Hospital in Gaza were built by Israel decades ago. Newsweek
  • Chief of Indonesia Hospital in Gaza Demands Biden Call for a Ceasefire. Open Letter
  • A Hamas leader and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both signaled on Tuesday that they might be close to reaching an agreement on Hamas releasing hostages in exchange for a short ceasefire. AWC
  • According to the Committee to Protect Journalists Over 50 Journalists Have Been killed in Israel, Lebanon, and Gaza since October 7. UPI AWC
  • Israel Bombed Humanitarian Targets After the US Provided Tel Aviv with the Location. Politico AWC
  • Health officials in Gaza have told The Associated Press that it’s become impossible to count the dead due to a breakdown of communications and the presence of Israeli forces on the ground in northern Gaza. AWC

Iraq

  • US Central Command (CENTCOM) said Tuesday that a US AC-130 gunship launched strikes in Iraq against people allegedly responsible for an earlier missile attack on the Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq, which houses US troops. AWC

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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