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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, centre, greets soldiers as he visits the Gaza Strip, where he received security briefings with commanders and soldiers and visited one of the tunnels that has been revealed, on Sunday Nov. 26, 2023. (Avi Ohayon/GPO/Handout via AP)

War threatens to end Netanyahu power; Israelis fed up with divisiveness, defiance of accountability

- The Washington Times

The bloody campaign to crush Hamas is perhaps the most ambitious undertaking of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decades of rule. Even as the nation rallies together after Hamas’ horrific Oct. 7 terrorist assault and while a shaky cease-fire and prisoner exchange plays out, a recent survey showed Mr. Netanyahu’s approval rating among the Israeli public at a dismal 22%.

Tim Peters holds up a sachet of fertilizer-dipped seeds destined to be sent, covertly, to the "kitchen gardens" of underground churches inside North Korea. Photo: Andrew Salmon/The Washington Times

Labor of love: U.S. Christian works to aid defectors from North Korean regime

- The Washington Times

Tim Peters, a Seoul-based American pastor, helps defectors from the poverty and oppression of the regime of Kim Jong-un escape to safety and freedom in South Korea. For the many he has helped, it’s the Korean peninsula equivalent of the fabled “Underground Railroad” that transported American slaves to freedom in the north in the decades before the Civil War.