Washington post report: Israel and Hamas agree to a 12-hour cease-fire Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to a 12-hour “humanitarian pause” in the fighting, to begin possibly as early as Saturday morning. Early Saturday, Hamas announced it would also abide … Continue reading
A government source cited by Reuters says Israel’s security cabinet has rejected a ceasefire and seeks modifications.
Palestinian leadership proposes to Egypt plan for Gaza ceasefire followed by 5-day talks, according to a Fatah official in Cairo cited by Reuters.
Lest we forget the/another key world risk event going on right now Following an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council last night a UN spokesman said that the UN chief was travelling to the region today (Saturday) to meet … Continue reading
Reuters and Bloomberg now both confirm earlier reports/speculation.
Various reports of a ground invasion but nothing confirmed. Al Jazeera is one organization making the reports. Risk trades are rolling over again with stocks, bond yields and USD/JPY at the lows of the day. The VIX has exploded more … Continue reading
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius on reuters ahead of a meeting with US sec of state Kerry, UK’s Hague and Germany’s Steinmeier securing a ceasefire for the Gaza strip and preventing an escalation of the latest outbreak of hostilities was … Continue reading
Reuters is reporting that there’s been a rocket barrage shot off from the Gaze strip into Southern Israel with, thankfully, no immediate casualties noted. What with Libya rough housing the North Koreans is there a view that other hotspots are … Continue reading
The US have responded to comments from Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon, who is reported to have said that US secretary of state John Kerry, is “Messianic and Obsesive” “Secretary of state John Kerry – who came here very determined, … Continue reading
Here’s an (ungated) Wall Street Journal article with 5 things about Stanley Fischer (potential Federal Reserve Vice Chair). He’s taught a lot of famous central bankers and economists He led the Bank of Israel He’s got loads of crisis experience … Continue reading