Israeli PM net now who is speaking and says:

  • Doing everything possible to bring hostages home
  • We are preparing for a ground invasion
  • I want to give the details
  • Timing of the invasion will be reached by consensus.
  • Civilians in Gaza should move to the South
  • We encourage Israel citizens to carry arms
  • I will have to answer for what happened on October 7

Earlier today, it was announced that Isreal agreed to delay the invasion of Gaza. However, it wasn't necessarily a concession toward peace, but rather to allow the US to get more missile defenses in place. It seems it is not a question of "will they?" but "when?".

Crude oil has moved up to a new high of $85.49 on the headline news. That takes the price back above the August high at $84.85.