The conflict between Israel and Hamas has intensified. The AP reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested that Israel should prepare itself for a drawn-out conflict, and that he has no immediate plans to end the violence.
Clara Spera is a 3L at Harvard Law School. She previously worked as a national security research intern at the Brookings Institution. She graduated with an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge in 2014, and with a B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2012.
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The bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas continues. The Washington Post reports that Hamas has announced that it has captured an Israeli soldier, after a long battle on Sunday in an East Gaza neighborhood.
Yesterday, Jane caught us up on the tensions between Israel and Palestine, in the wake of the brutal killing of a Palestinian teenager. Today, the New York Times reports that Israel "began an intensive aerial offensive in Gaza" early this morning.
Abu Khattala, the man suspected of playing a key role in the September 2012 attack in Benghazi, is scheduled to appear in a Washington, D.C. district court for a detention hearing this morning.
We start with the current crisis in Iraq. The New York Times reports that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has its sights set on the second largest dam in the country, the Haditha Dam.
Civil strife and bloody violence rage on in Iraq.
President Obama announced yesterday that the United States will send military advisers to Iraq. CNN has the details of President Obama’s announcement, and accompanying video.
It seems Congress is going to take a step back and allow President Obama to act, without securing further statutory backing.