Elad Benari

Elad Benari

News writer based in North America

Elad was born in Haifa, Israel, and currently resides in Canada.

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US Army destroys Houthi targets which presented imminent threats

CENTCOM says it destroyed three unmanned surface vessels, two mobile anti-ship cruise missiles and a one-way attack unmanned aerial vehicle in the Red Se area.

US Army destroys Houthi targets which presented imminent threats

IAEA report: Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium

UN nuclear watchdog says Iran continues to bar its most seasoned inspectors from monitoring its nuclear program.

IAEA report: Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium

Saudi Arabia denies its minister met Barkat

Saudi Arabia denies a meeting took place between its commerce minister and Economy Minister Nir Barkat, even though a viral video showed their interaction.

Saudi Arabia denies its minister met Barkat

Pentagon review: No ill intent in not disclosing Austin's hospitalization'

Pentagon releases results of review that found no attempt to hide Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s secret hospitalizations in December and January.

Pentagon review: No ill intent in not disclosing Austin's hospitalization'

Biden: My hope is that by next Monday we’ll have a ceasefire

US President speaks to reporters in New York: My national security adviser tells me that they’re close. My hope is by next Monday we’ll have a ceasefire.

Biden: My hope is that by next Monday we’ll have a ceasefire

Co-chair of Harvard University's antisemitism task force resigns

Harvard Business School professor Raffaella Sadun resigns from presidential task force on antisemitism, in the latest setback for the initiative.

Co-chair of Harvard University's antisemitism task force resigns

Iran: US and Britain seek to escalate tensions

Iran criticizes US and British strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen, says the two countries seek to "escalate tensions and crises" in the region.

Iran: US and Britain seek to escalate tensions

Report: PA cabinet to resign in favor of technocratic government

Hamas has reportedly agreed to the creation of a technocratic government tasked with the reconstruction of Gaza and the restoration of security in the region.

Report: PA cabinet to resign in favor of technocratic government

Report: Biden’s dog bit Secret Service agents at least 24 times

New internal documents show the extent to which the situation with Commander, Biden's dog, had become a serious workplace issue White House support staff.

Report: Biden’s dog bit Secret Service agents at least 24 times

Houthis vow to ramp up attacks in Red Sea

Houthis claim responsibility for attacks on UK-owned cargo ship and a drone assault on an American destroyer, as well as missile attack on Eilat.

Houthis vow to ramp up attacks in Red Sea

UNRWA chief: We've reached a breaking point

UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini tells General Assembly the agency's ability to fulfill its mandate is "seriously threatened".

UNRWA chief: We've reached a breaking point

Rep. Ritchie Torres quits Congressional Progressive Caucus over its criticism of Israel

New York Democrat has been one of the most vocally pro-Israel Democrats in the House.

Rep. Ritchie Torres quits Congressional Progressive Caucus over its criticism of Israel

UK and Jordan air-drop aid into Gaza

The aid includes four tons of supplies which were floated down to the Tal Al-Hawa Hospital in northern Gaza.

UK and Jordan air-drop aid into Gaza

Iran blames Israel for gas pipeline explosions

Iran’s claims follow a New York Times report last Friday which said that Israel carried out the covert attacks on the two major gas pipelines inside Iran.

Iran blames Israel for gas pipeline explosions

Blinken to Brazilian President: We do not agree with your comments on Gaza

Secretary of State tells Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during meeting that the US does not agree with his comparing Israel's actions in Gaza to those of Hitler.

Blinken to Brazilian President: We do not agree with your comments on Gaza

'Strong disappointment': China criticizes US veto of resolution on Gaza

China's permanent representative to the UN after US vetoes Security Council resolution calling for ceasefire in Gaza: The US veto sends a wrong message.

'Strong disappointment': China criticizes US veto of resolution on Gaza

Qatar claims: The medications were transferred to the hostages

Prime Minister's Office: Israel will examine the credibility of the report and continue to work for the welfare of our hostages.

Qatar claims: The medications were transferred to the hostages

Colombian President backs Brazilian President: There is a genocide in Gaza

Colombian President Gustavo Petro expresses support for comments made by Brazilian President da Silva, who compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to those of Hitler during World War II.

Colombian President backs Brazilian President: There is a genocide in Gaza

Brazil's FM: Israel is putting up a smoke screen to hide massacre in Gaza

Brazil’s Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira accuses Israeli counterpart Israel Katz of “lying” amid tensions between the two countries.

Brazil's FM: Israel is putting up a smoke screen to hide massacre in Gaza

US official: We won't rush to vote on UNSC resolution on Gaza

Senior US official says the Biden administration is not planning “to rush” passage of UN Security Council resolution that urges a temporary ceasefire in Gaza.

US official: We won't rush to vote on UNSC resolution on Gaza

26 EU countries call for humanitarian pause in the Gaza war, Hungary doesn't join the call

The EU countries also reiterate their calls for Israel not to launch an assault on the Gaza city of Rafah.

26 EU countries call for humanitarian pause in the Gaza war, Hungary doesn't join the call

Saudi Foreign Minister: Recognition of a Palestinian state not enough for normalization

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan says normalization with Israel requires both an end to the fighting in the Gaza Strip as well as the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Saudi Foreign Minister: Recognition of a Palestinian state not enough for normalization

IAEA chief: Iran's uranium enrichment activity remains high

Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, says Iran continues to enrich uranium well beyond the needs for commercial nuclear use.

IAEA chief: Iran's uranium enrichment activity remains high

EU launches mission to protect ships from Houthis

European Union launches a mission to help protect international shipping in the Red Sea from attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels.

EU launches mission to protect ships from Houthis

US resolution at UNSC calls for temporary Gaza ceasefire, opposes Rafah operation

US proposes alternative draft Security Council resolution calling for temporary ceasefire and opposing Israeli ground offensive in Rafah.

US resolution at UNSC calls for temporary Gaza ceasefire, opposes Rafah operation

Russia invites PA factions for truce talks

Russia invites all Palestinian Arab factions, including Hamas, to meet in Moscow for talks aimed at solving longstanding Hamas-Fatah feud.

Russia invites PA factions for truce talks

Jordanian Foreign Minister: Netanyahu determined to continue more killing

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi blames Netanyahu for hostage release deal not having been agreed upon yet.

Jordanian Foreign Minister: Netanyahu determined to continue more killing

British ship comes under attack near Yemen

Explosion damages Belize-flagged, UK-registered and Lebanese-operated cargo ship. Crew unharmed.

British ship comes under attack near Yemen

Sunak to Netanyahu: Deeply concerned about loss of lives in Gaza

British Prime Minister speaks to Netanyahu, expresses UK's concern on "potentially devastating humanitarian impact" of an Israeli military operation in Rafah.

Sunak to Netanyahu: Deeply concerned about loss of lives in Gaza

UN chief: Hospitals must be kept free of combat

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns the IDF’s operation in a Khan Yunis hospital which housed dozens of Hamas terrorists during the war.

UN chief: Hospitals must be kept free of combat

John Kirby responds to UN official: Hamas is a terrorist organization, it just is

White House National Security Communications Adviser responds to UN relief chief who stated that “Hamas is not a terrorist group for us”.

John Kirby responds to UN official: Hamas is a terrorist organization, it just is

US cyberattack targeted intelligence-collecting Iranian ship

Officials say the US recently conducted a cyberattack against an Iranian military ship that was collecting intelligence on vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

US cyberattack targeted intelligence-collecting Iranian ship

Biden to Netanyahu: Working tirelessly to release all hostages

US President tells Netanyahu that the situation of the hostages being held by Hamas is "appalling" and he is committed to secure their release.

Biden to Netanyahu: Working tirelessly to release all hostages

Netanyahu in message to US: We reject international dictates on Palestinian state

After speaking to Biden, Netanyahu responds to reports that the administration is planning to establish a Palestinian state: Israel will continue to oppose the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.

Netanyahu in message to US: We reject international dictates on Palestinian state

UN Relief Chief: Hamas is not a terrorist group for us

Israeli officials blast UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, who claimed in TV interview that Hamas is a "political movement" and not a terrorist group.

UN Relief Chief: Hamas is not a terrorist group for us

Netanyahu and Biden speak for the second time this week

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden speak for about 40 minutes, discuss hostage release deal and the war in Gaza.

Netanyahu and Biden speak for the second time this week

For the second time this week: Labour suspends candidate over anti-Israel remarks

Britain’s Labour Party suspends parliamentary candidate who was recorded using an expletive to refer to Israel and calling for Brits who fight in the IDF to "be locked up".

For the second time this week: Labour suspends candidate over anti-Israel remarks

Watch: Deni Avdija sets new career high for Israeli NBA player

Deni Avdija, drafted 9th overall in 2020, scores 43 points for the Washington Wizards, passing Omri Casspi's record.

Watch: Deni Avdija sets new career high for Israeli NBA player

Watch: Canadian MP denounces anti-Israel protest in Toronto

Canadian MP denounces anti-Israel protest at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto which turned into a display of antisemitism: The attacks against synagogues, schools, businesses and neighborhoods must stop.

Watch: Canadian MP denounces anti-Israel protest in Toronto

David Cameron: UK wants 'absolute guarantee' of no repeat of UNRWA allegations

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron says the UK wants an "absolute guarantee" that UNRWA will not employ staff who are willing to attack Israel before resuming funding.

David Cameron: UK wants 'absolute guarantee' of no repeat of UNRWA allegations