An overreliance on technology by Israel's intelligence agencies and military has continued to shape the current conflict in Gaza, analysts say, while also being partially responsible for the failure to detect the Hamas attack on October 7. Hamas's surprise attack on army outposts and surrounding villages in southern Israel, which resulted in the deaths of 1,200 Israeli and foreign nationals, mostly civilians, took the Israeli intelligence agencies by surprise. Hamas fighters also took about 240 people captive. Israel, in its brutal military response, has killed more than 17,000 Palestinians in Gaza since then. Within both Israel and the wider Arab region, many have asked how Shin Bet, one of the world's most respected and feared intelligence agencies, which is responsible for Israel's domestic security, could have been outmatched by Hamas using bulldozers and paragliders. The world's disbelief has sparked a bounty of conspiracy theories in some quarters.
More than 60 days into the Israel-Gaza war, two Israeli news outlets – 972 magazine and Local Call – published a report on The Gospel, a new artificial intelligence system deployed in Gaza. The AI helps generate new targets at an unprecedented rate, allowing the Israeli military to loosen its already permissive constraints on the killing of civilians. The exchange of hostages between Israel and Hamas late last month created some challenges for the Netanyahu government – and its messaging. Producer Meenakshi Ravi looks at how Israeli media has been reporting on the story. As the world is focused on the events unfolding in Gaza, Israel has also escalated its attacks on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, where Hamas has no authority or military presence.
The deputy commander of Russia's 14th Army Corps, Major-General Vladimir Zavadsky, has been killed in Ukraine, a top regional official confirmed. Zavadsky died "at a combat post in the special operation zone", Alexander Gusev, the governor of Russia's Voronezh region, said on Monday without providing any further details. The "special military operation" is the term Russia uses to describe the war in Ukraine, which it launched in February 2022. Gusev paid tribute to Zavadsky, calling him "a courageous officer, a real general and a worthy man". Zavadsky's death marked the seventh major-general confirmed dead by Russia, making him the 12th senior officer reported deceased since the onset of the war, investigative news outlet iStories reported. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Ukrainian authorities reported that their military successfully downed 10 out of 17 attack drones launched by Russia overnight.
FOX News White House correspondent Peter Doocy has the latest on the Biden administration's response to the Middle East conflict on'Special Report.' As Israeli Defense Forces resumed military operations to eradicate the Hamas terrorist threat last Friday, the Biden administration is inserting itself into Israel's war planning process, teaching the Israelis – who've been fighting for their survival for decades – how to properly prosecute the conflict. Washington warfare "experts" – who arguably haven't secured a single clear military victory since 1945 – insist that Israeli military strategists alter their war plans to make their combat operations more targeted and their strikes more accurate, in order to minimize casualties, especially among civilians. The Biden administration's demands, while noble-sounding, are misguided and unreasonable. Implementing these requirements, at the expense of achieving the main mission of eliminating Hamas and its entire supporting infrastructure, will likely prolong the conflict, ultimately resulting in many more Israeli and Palestinian deaths.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The Russian government is floating the idea of demanding a "loyalty agreement" from foreigners. A proposed law would restrict non-Russian residents from openly opposing the government, criticizing Russia's communist history or subverting traditional values. Foreign nationals would be required to sign an agreement prohibiting "hindering the activities of public authorities of the Russian Federation [or] discrediting in any form the foreign and domestic state policy of the Russian Federation, public authorities and their officials," according to translations from The Moscow Times.
Ukraine will forge ahead in the battle against Russia's invasion, Kyiv's top diplomat has pledged as he seeks to rally Western support. Ukraine will not "back down" in fighting against the Russian invasion, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told a summit of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Wednesday, even as its military locked into a bloody stalemate with enemy forces amid signs that the provision of weapons and funding is slowing and that the war in Gaza is limiting global attention. "We have to continue, we have to keep fighting. Ukraine is not going to back down," Kuleba said. "The issue here is not just Ukraine's security, it is the security and safety of the entire Euro-Atlantic space."
FOX News correspondent Benjamin Hall previews his'Special Report' interview with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who says now is not the time for a peace deal with Russia. The wife of the Ukrainian military intelligence chief who once vowed to "keep killing Russians anywhere on the face of this world until the complete victory of Ukraine" has been poisoned, reports say. Marianna Budanova, the spouse of Kyrylo Budanov, is suffering from poisoning by heavy metals, Reuters is reporting, citing Ukrainian media. The alleged incident happened weeks after the Russian government said it will pursue terrorism charges against Budanov and three other military officials in connection to drone strikes on Russian territory and regions of Ukraine currently being held by Russian invading forces. It is unclear who is behind the reported poisoning or when it happened.
The California congresswoman discussed the Chinese Communist Party's theft of American intellectual property via higher education in an interview with Fox News Digital. President Biden recently rolled out the red carpet for Chairman Xi Jinping, ready to make nice with the regime responsible for reprehensible human rights violations and an ongoing campaign to undermine democracy around the world. Gov. Gavin Newsom cleaned up the streets of San Francisco, admitting publicly that the beautification was purely for the benefit of the visiting leaders. After the high-profile pull asides, Biden and Xi reported that they agreed to reestablish military communications, cooperate on the flow of fentanyl chemicals, and work together on reducing climate change. President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after a meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering in Woodside, California, on Nov. 15, 2023.
The Pentagon revealed its new B-21 nuclear stealth bomber Friday in Palmdale, California. The Air Force's super-secret B-21 Raider stealth bomber quietly made its first flight in California on Nov. 10, flying from the factory to Edwards AFB at not much more than tree-top level. Yes, right before China's President Xi Jinping visited San Francisco. All of a sudden China wants to start talks on AI and nuclear weapons. "The leaders affirmed the need to address the risks of advanced AI systems and improve AI safety through U.S.-China government talks," the White House stated on Nov. 15 after President Biden met with Xi. The B-21 has cloud technology and an open architecture for continuous software upgrades.
Russian air defences have intercepted Ukrainian drones over several regions inside its territory, including Moscow, just a day after Kyiv reported the "largest drone attack" on Ukraine since Moscow invaded the country in February last year. "Air defence destroyed four Ukrainian drones over the territory of the Bryansk, Smolensk and Tula regions," Russia's Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Sunday. Earlier, Russia said some drones were shot down over the Moscow region. The Russian army said it had also downed two Ukrainian missiles headed for Russia over the Sea of Azov, between the two countries. Ukraine, meanwhile, said its air defence had downed eight out of nine drones over the country on Sunday.