News Roundup 11/30/2023

by | Nov 30, 2023

News Roundup 11/30/2023

by | Nov 30, 2023

US News

  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed in a letter to his colleagues to bring a bill to the Senate floor as soon as December 4 to fund military aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. President Biden has requested the funding as part of a massive $105 billion spending package. AWC
  • US Threatens to Reimpose Sanctions on Venezuela if American Demands Not Met this Week. Miami Herald

Ukraine

  • Photo Emerges Showing First Abrams Tank in Ukraine. X
  • A US official has denied that the Biden administration is nudging Ukraine toward negotiations with Russia, saying it’s up to Kyiv when to seek peace talks. AWC
  • Secretary of State Blinken Says We Must and We Will Continue to Support Ukraine. France 24
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says We Are Becoming De Facto NATO Army. Politico
  • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday urged alliance members to continue funding the proxy war in Ukraine amid growing signs that Western support for the conflict is waning. AWC
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov plans to attend a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from November 30 to December 1. AWC
  • Internal polling in Ukraine shows that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky could lose a presidential election if he faces off with Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, the Ukrainian commander-in-chief, The Economist reported on Tuesday. AWC

Korea

Israel

  • Qatar announced Monday that Israel and Hamas agreed to extend the truce under the Hostage deal for another 48 hours. AWC
  • Since October 17, US troops based in Iraq and Syria have come under steady rocket and drone fire. At least 73 attacks have been carried out on US bases in the two countries, but they have stopped since the truce between Israel and Hamas to facilitate the hostage deal came into effect on Friday. AWC
  • The Israeli central bank believes the war in Gaza will cost over $50 billion and cut BDP by 3%.Business Insider
  • As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political career is in peril due to his failure to prevent the October 7 Hamas attack on southern Israel, the Israeli leader has been meeting with members of his Likud party to ensure continued support. AWC
  • Biden Says Israeli War in Gaza Is Giving Hamas What They Want. X
  • Israel and Hamas exchanged prisoners for the fifth straight day on Tuesday as the extension of the initial four-day truce appears to be successful despite the two sides blaming the other for briefly violating the ceasefire earlier in the day. AWC
  • Senior White House Official Says US Support for Israel’s War in Gaza Remains Unwavering and Calls for Current Conflict to Be ‘The Last War’ Jewish Insider
  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday dismissed growing calls to condition military aid to Israel, calling them “ridiculous,” as Israel has been killing civilians at a historic pace in Gaza. AWC
  • Secretary of State Blinken Will Travel to Israel on Thursday in Attempt to Extend Truce. Haaretz
  • Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) was the lone member of the House to vote against a resolution equating criticism of the modern state of Israel with antisemitism. AWC
  • Since October 7, Israeli security forces have taken a number of steps that condemned sick Palestinians to a slow death. In Gaza, the lone cancer treatment center has been made inoperable by Israeli military operations. In East Jerusalem, Gazan hospital patients were rounded up and deported to the West Bank. The Institute 
  • Biden Told Netanyahu Israel Operations in South Gaza Should Be More Restrained. Axios
  • Intense negotiations are underway in Qatar aimed at extending the truce between Israel and Hamas that’s due to expire on Thursday. AWC
  • US Has Provided Israel with 70,000 Weapons Since 1950. Truthout
  • US Officials Say White House Has No Plans to Place Conditions on Weapons Sent to Israel. Politico AWC
  • Bezalel Smotrich, the extremist Israeli finance minister who’s been given sweeping powers over the West Bank, has said the occupied territory is home to “2 million Nazis,” referring to part of the Palestinian population. AWC

Syria

Yemen

  • US Navy Arrests Five Attempting to Pirate Ship in Red Sea. War Is Boring AWC
  • US Says Warship Downed Yemeni Drone in Red Sea. Politico 

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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