Israel knew Hamas’s attack plan more than a year ago

The New York Times reports: Israeli officials obtained Hamas’s battle plan for the Oct. 7 terrorist attack more than a year before it happened, documents, emails and interviews show. But Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed the plan as aspirational, considering it too difficult for Hamas to carry out. The approximately 40-page document, which the… Read More »

Mourned from Gaza to Glasgow, this is Dima’s story

  Channel 4 News: More than 14,000 thousand people have been killed in Gaza, during Israel’s assault – according to officials there – and every single one of them has a story. Last week 29-year-old Dima AlHaj, her husband Muhammed, her six month old son Abood and more than 40 members of her extended family… Read More »

Palestine advocates decry MSNBC’s cancellation of Mehdi Hasan news show

Al Jazeera reports: MSNBC has cancelled Mehdi Hasan’s weekend TV programme, sparking anger from many Palestinian rights supporters who consider the progressive host a rare critic of Israeli policies on United States cable news. The decision, first reported by the news website Semafor on Thursday, came amid what advocates describe as a crackdown on criticism… Read More »

Henry Kissinger, America’s most notorious war criminal, dies at 100

Travis Waldron and George Zornick report: Henry Kissinger — who as a top American foreign policy official oversaw, overlooked and at times actively perpetrated some of the most grotesque war crimes the United States and its allies have committed — died Wednesday at his home in Connecticut. He was 100 years old. Kissinger’s death was… Read More »

Trump caught moving money around to pay massive tax bill

The Daily Beast reports: A court-ordered financial auditor has caught Donald Trump quietly moving $40 million from the Trump Organization into a personal bank account—seemingly so the former president could pay his whopping $29 million tax bill. Trump isn’t supposed to be moving any money around without alerting Barbara S. Jones, a former federal judge… Read More »

How Jensen Huang’s Nvidia is powering the AI revolution

Stephen Witt writes: The revelation that ChatGPT, the astonishing artificial-intelligence chatbot, had been trained on an Nvidia supercomputer spurred one of the largest single-day gains in stock-market history. When the Nasdaq opened on May 25, 2023, Nvidia’s value increased by about two hundred billion dollars. A few months earlier, Jensen Huang, Nvidia’s C.E.O., had informed… Read More »

Indian official was behind plot to assassinate Sikh American in U.S., DOJ says

Reuters reports: An Indian government official directed an unsuccessful plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist, who is also a U.S. citizen, on U.S. soil, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday, in announcing charges against a man accused of orchestrating the attempted murder. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan said Nikhil Gupta, 52, worked with the Indian… Read More »