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Biden says he is calling a G7 meeting in response to Iran’s ‘brazen’ attack


Biden condemns Iran’s attacks in ‘strongest possible terms’

President Joe Biden during a statement Saturday night said he condemns “these attacks in the strongest possible terms” against Israel.

“At my direction, to support the defense of Israel, the U.S. military moved aircraft and ballistic missile defense destroyers to the region over the course of the past week.  Thanks to these deployments and the extraordinary skill of our servicemembers, we helped Israel take down nearly all of the incoming drones and missiles,” Biden said.

Biden said that his conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
reaffirmed an “ironclad commitment to the security of Israel. I told him that Israel demonstrated a remarkable capacity to defend against and defeat even unprecedented attacks – sending a clear message to its foes that they cannot effectively threaten the security of Israel.”

Biden said he plans to persuade G7 leaders to coordinate a united diplomatic response to Iran’s brazen attack.  

“My team will engage with their counterparts across the region. And we will stay in close touch with Israel’s leaders.  And while we have not seen attacks on our forces or facilities today, we will remain vigilant to all threats and will not hesitate to take all necessary action to protect our people.”

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Israel reopens airspace after conclusion of Iranian attacks

Israel reopened its airspace at about 9:45 a.m. local time Sunday a few hours after Iran said its attacks on the Jewish state were “deemed concluded.”

Ben Gurion International Airport is operational, according to the airport’s website, but some airlines have canceled flights to and from Israel for the time being.

The Israel Defense Forces said Sunday morning it intercepted 99% of the more than 300 Iranian drones and missiles launched in its direction during the attack, which began Saturday night.

“Together with a defense coalition of international partners, we achieved a successful interception of 99% of aerial threats launched by Iran,” the IDF wrote on X.

IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari described the interceptions as “a very significant strategic achievement.”

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EU Commission leader condemns Iran attacks on Israel

German politician Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen, who’s the 13th president of the European Commission Union (EU), tweeted Sunday that she and the EU condemn the attacks of Iran upon Israel this weekend.

“I strongly condemn Iran‘s blatant and unjustifiable attack on Israel,” she tweeted. “And I call on Iran and its proxies to immediately cease these attacks.

“All actors must now refrain from further escalation and work to restore stability in the region.”

This comes as countries from Japan in the east to Sweden in the west publicly condemn Iran’s barrage attack as well.

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‘The whole world saw the true face of Iran’: Israel defense minister

Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant assessed operations in his country after Iran launched dozens of drones and missiles Saturday night and said Israel avoided any major damage. Nearly everything launched at them was intercepted with exceptions of debris dropping into sparsely-populated territory.

Gallant did say, however, that Iran showed its colors during the operation.

“Overnight, the whole world saw the true face of Iran – a terrorist state that attacked the State of Israel from a distance of 1,500 km and in doing so also attempted to employ all of its proxies,” Gallant said Sunday morning. “On the other hand, the world also saw the power of a coalition, and how Israel, together with the United States and additional partners, stood together and thwarted this attack in a way that is unparalleled.”

Gallant completed an operational situation assessment with senior officials in Israel’s defense establishment to begin preparations for looming attacks from both Iran and its proxies.

“Together with the United States and additional partners, we managed to defend the territory of the State of Israel. Very little damage was caused – this is the result of the IDF’s impressive operations.

“The campaign is not over yet – we must remain alert and attentive to the instructions published by the IDF and Homefront Command. We must be prepared for every scenario. Having said this, we have thwarted the most significant wave [of the attack], and we did so successfully.”

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‘We do not seek conflict with Iran’: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin
said late Saturday night that dozens of missiles and UAVs launched from Iran, Iraq, Syria and Yemen en route to Israel had been intercepted, and that U.S. troops and allies in the region remained committed to providing continued support for Israel and enhancing regional stability.

Austin called upon Iran and its proxies to “halt any further attacks” and increasing tensions. The defense secretary didn’t threaten the countries with direct force.

“We do not seek conflict with Iran, but we will not hesitate to act to protect our forces and support the defense of Israel,” Austin said.

“I am grateful for the professionalism and the skill of the brave U.S. troops who took part in today’s actions and who continue to stand guard to prevent further conflict or escalation. I will continue to monitor the situation closely and to consult with our allies and partners.”

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Israel’s airspaces closed for domestic, international flights, UA cancels planned departures

Airlines canceled flights to and from Israel as the country fended off a barrage of missile and drone attacks from Iran on Saturday.

Israel prepared for the missile and drone attacks by closing its airspace to both domestic and international airlines starting at 12:30 a.m. Sunday local time.

In a statement to Fox News Digital, United Airlines said that it canceled Saturday’s flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Ben Gurion International Airport, in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

This is an excerpt of a story by FOX Business’ Sarah Rumpf-Whitten.
Click here to read the full report.

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Trump addresses Iran attack on Israel at Pennsylvania rally

Following Iran’s attack on Israel, former President Trump shared a heated message to those in attendance at his rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, vowing it should not have happened. 

“Before going any further, I want to say God bless the people of Israel. They’re under attack right now. That’s because we show great weakness,” Trump said to open his speech. “The weakness that we’ve shown is unbelievable, and it would not have happened if we were in office. You know that. They know that, and everybody knows that.” 

Trump continued, saying that America is praying for Israel and is sending absolute support to everyone in harm’s way.

This is an excerpt of a story by Fox News Digital’s Stepheny Price. Click here to read the full report.

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Trump supporters worried about President Biden’s ‘weak leadership’ following Iran’s attack on Israel

Prior to former President Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, many of his supporters sounded the alarm about the failures of President Biden’s administration following Iran’s attack on Israel. 

Fox News reporters spoke to several people ahead of Trump’s rally who expressed grave concern over the attack on Israel.

“ISRAEL IS UNDER ATTACK! This should never have been allowed to happen — This would NEVER have happened if I were President!,” Donald Trump wrote on his social media platform Truth Social.

The supporters reiterated Trump’s message that strikes on Israel and Ukraine would never have happened if he was still president. They also emphasized the need for leadership, saying that Biden is weak on the world stage.

This is an excerpt of a report by Fox News Digital’s Stepheny Price. Click here to read the full report.

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Iran defends attack on Israel, says UN Security Council failed ‘to maintain international peace’

Iran is defending its drone and missile attack on Israel, calling it a direct response to the deadly attack on its Syrian consulate that the Islamic Republic blamed on Israel.

In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Iran’s ambassador to the U.N., Amir Saeid Iravani blamed the U.N. Security Council for failing “in its duty to maintain international peace and security [by] allowing the Israeli regime to transgress red lines and violate the fundamental principle of international law.”

“Such violations have exacerbated tensions in the region and threatened regional and international peace and security,” Irvani said.

He warned that Iran would “not hesitate to exercise its inherent right of self-defense when required.”“Should the Israeli regime commit any military aggression again, Iran’s response will assuredly and decisively be strong, and more resolute,” he said.  

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UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting after Iran launches attack on Israel

The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Sunday after Iran launched drone and missile attacks on Israel from its territory.

The meeting comes after Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Gilad Erdan sent an urgent letter to the President of the U.N. Security Council demanding the Council meet immediately, condemn Iran’s attack on Israel, and designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization.

In his letter, Erdan said Iran’s attack was “in clear violation of the UN Charter and international law.”

“Iran has also publicly taken pride in the attack. The attack is a severe and dangerous escalation,” he said.

Iran had been threatening all week to attack Israel after an airstrike widely blamed on Israel destroyed Iran’s consulate in Syria, killing 12 people, including two elite Iranian generals.

By Sunday morning that attack appeared to have been largely ineffective. Israel said it intercepted the majority of missiles launched by Iran.

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IDF: majority of Iranian missiles intercepted outside Israel’s border

Israel has successful intercepted the majority of surface-to-surface missile launches from Iran towards Israel territory late Saturday and early Sunday, the IDF said.

The IDF said its Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted the majority of the launches using the “Arrow” Aerial Defense System, together with Israel’s strategic allies, before the launches crossed into Israeli territory.

“A small number of hits were identified, including at an IDF base in southern Israel, where minor damage was caused to infrastructure,” the IDF said.

“Over the past few hours, many dozens of hostile aircraft, as well as dozens of cruise missiles, from Iran were identified approaching Israeli territory and intercepted. Dozens of IAF fighter jets are currently operating to intercept all aerial threats approaching Israeli territory. The IDF is deployed on all fronts, prepared, and continuing to defend Israeli territory.”

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Army vet says US must continue to support Israel so Iran has ‘second thoughts’ about further attacks

Retired Green Beret John Paluska is calling on the U.S. to continue supporting Israel after Iranian launched a series of drones and missiles at the Jewish state late Saturday.

“I think the U.S. should continue to support Israel and pledge whatever intelligence assets are needed in the immediate hours and whatever military assets that Israel will need in the future,” Paluska told Fox News Digital.

Paluska, who was injured by an Iranian-built EFP, or roadside bomb, while deployed in Baghdad, Iraq, said providing that additional support will make Iran have “second thoughts about further attacks.”

His comments come hours after Iran launched its first direct military attack against Israel, firing more than 100 bomb-carrying drones. Hours later, Iran said it had also launched more destructive ballistic missiles.

The attack was widely expected as Iran had been threatening Israel this past week after an airstrike destroyed Iran’s consulate in Syria, killing a dozen people, including two of Iran’s top generals.

Paluska argued that there was no reason for financial markets to panic, and that the latest move was likely posturing from Iran.

“I do not believe that we’re at a point where either side wants to be involved in a full-scale kind of war with ground troops,” he said. “Iran is taking some pride in this large scale aerial attack, but it is rather low tech and rather unimpressive.”

He further argued that Iran’s ultimate aim was likely to distract Israel from their current engagement of ridding the Gaza Strip of Hamas militants.

“The message is they want to show … that they have their strength and power and that their enemies should back out. And personally, I think that it will stop here,” Paluska said.

“I don’t think that there will be much more after this conflict. There will be posturing and there will be lots of threats. But Iran knows that the U.S. will step in. Israel knows that they’re going to lose momentum in Gaza because they’re going to have to refocus military efforts on Iran. And so it’s not beneficial to either of those countries.” 

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UN secretary-general condemns Iranian missile attack on Israel

“I strongly condemn the serious escalation represented by the large-scale attack launched on Israel by the Islamic Republic of Iran this evening. I call for an immediate cessation of these hostilities,” United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

“I am deeply alarmed about the very real danger of a devastating region-wide escalation. I urge all parties to exercise maximum restraint to avoid any action that could lead to major military confrontations on multiple fronts in the Middle East. I have repeatedly stressed that neither the region nor the world can afford another war.”

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Iran warns US to ‘stay away’ as America shoots down drone launched at Israel

Iran’s mission to the United Nations argued that the country’s missiles and drones fired toward Israel were justified, warning the U.S. to “stay away.”

“It is a conflict between Iran and the rogue Israeli regime, from which the U.S. MUST STAY AWAY!,” Iran’s mission to the United Nations said in a statement.

Iran’s warning came as U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News that the U.S. military is continuing to shoot down Iranian drones that are headed toward Israel.

This is an excerpt of a story by Fox News Digital’s Sarah Rumpf-Whitten. Click here to read the full report.

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Iranian missile intercepted over Jerusalem

Israeli forces have intercepted a missile over Jerusalem hours after Iran launched an attack from its own territory.

The Israeli military says Iran has fired more than 100 bomb-carrying drones toward Israel. Hours later, Iran launched more destructive missiles.

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Advanced air defense systems protect Israel from drones, missiles

As Iran launched a large wave of attack drones and missiles toward Israel on Saturday, the Israeli military was tracking and preparing to intercept the weapons in the first-ever direct attack on Israel by the Islamic Republic, the Times of Israel reported.

Earlier Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had for weeks “been preparing for the possibility of a direct attack from Iran.”

Netanyahu said Israel’s “air defenses are deployed, we are ready for any scenario, both in attack and in defense.” 

Israel’s missile defense system includes a complex range of weapons to protect and defend its country. 

This is an excerpt of a story by Fox News Digital’s Stepheny Price. Click here to read the full report.

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Iran’s attack on Israel: What drones and missiles will Tehran use in its strikes?

Iran launched dozens of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also known as drones, at Israel on Saturday evening local time after a week of threatening retaliation for an attack on a consulate in Damascus.

“Iran has begun an airborne attack against Israel,” White House National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement Saturday. “President Biden is being regularly updated on the situation by his national security team and will meet with them this afternoon at the White House.” 

Iran’s state-run news agency Mehr News reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) had announced the start of the “anti-Zionist operation,” which would hit targets in the Palestinian territories, with further details of the operation announced soon. 

This is an excerpt of a story by Fox News Digital’s Peter Aitken. Click here to read the full report.

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Lawmakers send message to White House on impending Iran drone attack to Israel: ‘Stand firm’

Lawmakers reacted after Iran launched drones from its own territory toward Israel late Saturday, calling for the White House to “stand firm” and “stop coddling Iran.” 

Speaker Mike Johnson pledged America’s “full resolve” to stand with Israel.

“As Israel faces this vicious attack from Iran, America must show our full resolve to stand with our critical ally,” Johnson said in a statement. “The world must be assured: Israel is not alone.”

Johnson promised to “insist upon a proper response” from the White House.”I will continue to engage with the White House to insist upon a proper response,” he said. “The Biden Administration’s undermining of Israel and appeasement of Iran have contributed to these terrible developments.”

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US military has shot down ‘dozens’ of Iranian drones headed toward Israel

The U.S. military has shot down “at least dozens” of Iranian drones en route to Israel late Saturday and early Sunday, a senior U.S. official tells Fox News.

“U.S. forces in the region continue to shoot down Iranian-launched drones targeting Israel. Our forces remain postured to provide additional defensive support and to protect U.S. forces operating in the region,” a U.S. official said.

The interceptions come hours after Iran launched drones, and later ballistic missiles, following a deadly strike on its Syrian consulate earlier this month.

Fox News can confirm that the U.S. closely coordinate with Jordan and Egypt.

Iran said earlier Sunday that its attack “can be deemed concluded” but warned it would respond decisively to any nation that let Israel use its airspace to attack Iran.

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Iran state media: Tehran has fired ballistic missiles at Israel

Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency says Tehran has fired ballistic missiles at targets inside Israel.

The statement came hours after Israel’s military said Iran had launched drone attacks from its own territory toward Israel.

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Tehran threatens ‘decisive response’ to any country that lets Israel use its airspace to attack Iran

Iran’s defense minister has warned that Tehran will give a “decisive response” to any country that allows Israel to use its airspace for attacking Iran.

The message comes after the IDF said late Saturday that Iran had launched drones toward Israel, marking the first time Iran had launched a full-scale military assault on Israel despite more than four decades of hostilities.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with war cabinet after Iran launches drone strike

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is meeting with his War Cabinet at the Kirya in Tel Aviv early Sunday after Iran launched a drone strike on Israel.

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White House says US support for Israel is ‘ironclad,’ will ‘support their defense’ amid Iran attack

The White House vowed Saturday that the United States’ support for Israel’s security is “ironclad,” pledging to stand with the Jewish state and “support their defense” after Iran launched an aerial drone attack towards the country Saturday afternoon. 

Iran launched drones from its own territory toward Israel
 late Saturday, days after its Supreme Leader warned it would hit back in response to an airstrike on the Iranian consulate in Syria that left several generals dead. 

“Iran has begun an airborne attack against Israel,” White House National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement Saturday. “President Biden is being regularly updated on the situation by his national security team and will meet with them this afternoon at the White House.” 

This is an excerpt of a story by Fox News Digital’s Brooke Singman. Click here to read the full report.

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IDF states they are ‘ready to fulfill’ mission after Iran launches ‘killer’ drones

Iran launched drones toward Israel late Saturday, the Israeli military announced, and Iran’s state-run media reported that dozens had been fired. 

The Israeli army’s spokesman, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, said it would take several hours for the aircraft to arrive and that the country was prepared. 

“We are closely monitoring Iranian killer drones that are en-route to Israel sent by Iran,” he said. “This is a severe and dangerous escalation. Our defensive and offensive capabilities are at the highest level of readiness ahead of this large- scale attack from Iran.”

Hagari said Israel is “prepared and ready” with defensive and offensive actions. He also said there was “tight” cooperation with the U.S. and other partners in the region.

Hagari said Israel has an “excellent air defense system” but stressed it is not 100% effective and urged the public to listen to safety announcements.

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Security expert says Israel has ‘significant assets’ to defend against Iranian drone strike

Behnam Ben Taleblu of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) tells Fox News Digital that Israel has “significant assets” with which to defense itself against an impending drone strike from Iran.

“The open question right now is: how many Iran sent, at what target, what flight path they will take, and then in what manner Israel will choose to respond?” he said.

The White House National Security Council (NSC) said Saturday that the Iran had begun an airborne attack against Israel. The attack came weeks after a deadly strike on Iran’s consulate in Syria. Israel has not confirmed its involvement.

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Iran launches drones towards Israel weeks after deadly Syria consulate strike

Iran launched drones from its own territory toward Israel late Saturday, days after its Supreme Leader warned it would hit back in response to an airstrike on the Iranian consulate in Syria that left several generals dead. 

Earlier Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had for weeks “been preparing for the possibility of a direct attack from Iran.” 

The Prime Minister said Israel’s “air defenses are deployed, we are ready for any scenario, both in attack and in defense.” 

This is an excerpt of a story by Fox News Digital’s Greg Norman and Bradford Betz. Click here
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Iran offers Israel off-ramp to ‘conclude’ attack and issues warning to the United States

Iran, through its United Nations mission in New York, issued a statement that appeared to offer Israel a way to prevent further escalation if it considers the conflict “concluded.” 

“Conducted on the strength of Article 51 of the UN Charter pertaining to legitimate defense, Iran’s military action was in response to the Zionist regime’s aggression against our diplomatic premises in Damascus,” the mission’s statement, posted on social media platform X, states. 

“The matter can be deemed concluded,” the mission argued. “However, should the Israeli regime make another mistake, Iran’s response will be considerably more severe. It is a conflict between Iran and the rogue Israeli regime, from which the U.S. MUST STAY AWAY!”


Iran on Saturday night launched three waves of projectiles consisting of suicide drones, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles at Israel in response to an attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus. Many attribute the attack, which killed seven high-ranking Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) members, to Israel, but no Israeli official has taken credit for the strike. 

Article 51 of the United Nations charter makes clear that “nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security.” 

Iran has in the past not adhered to the diplomatic protection of embassies and consulates, particularly regarding the U.S. and Israel. Iran and its chief strategic ally, the U.S.-designated terrorist movement Hezbollah in Lebanon, have been blamed for bombing the U.S. Embassy in Beirut in 1983 in which 63 people, including 17 Americans, were murdered. And dual suicide truck bombers blew up the barracks of American and French members of a multinational force in Lebanon in 1983, in which 220 U.S. Marines, 18 U.S. Navy sailors and three U.S. Army soldiers lost their lives. Fifty-eight French troops were also murdered in the terrorist attack.


Most recently, an Argentine court determined Iran, working with its proxy Hezbollah, was responsible for the bombings on the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) and Israeli embassy in 1994, The Associated Press reported

Radical Iranian students in 1979 seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and held roughly 52 Americans hostage in what became known as the Iran Hostage Crisis. The crisis “dominated the headlines and news broadcasts” and allegedly played a significant part in hurting President Jimmy Carter’s image and further eroding his popularity ahead of the 1980 presidential election, which he lost in a landslide. 


Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations last week tabled a motion to condemn Israel for the Damascus strike, but the United States, Britain and France all opposed the statement and prevented its adoption. They argued too many facts about the attack remained unclear, and members failed to reach a consensus.

Russia and Iran blasted members of the Security Council for failing to adopt the statement, which Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov labeled a “political killing,” according to Middle East Monitor. 

Fox News’ Benjamin Weinthal contributed to this article.

Trump slams ‘great weakness’ as reason for Iran’s attack: ‘It would not have happened’

Following Iran’s attack on Israel, former President Trump shared a heated message to those in attendance at his rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, vowing it should not have happened. 

“Before going any further, I want to say God bless the people of Israel. They’re under attack right now. That’s because we show great weakness,” Trump said to open his speech. “The weakness that we’ve shown is unbelievable, and it would not have happened if we were in office. You know that. They know that, and everybody knows that.” 

Trump continued, saying that America is praying for Israel and is sending absolute support to everyone in harm’s way.

“This is an attack that wouldn’t have happened. I mean to think about, to think about what you have to go through,” he said. “Ukraine would have never happened. Israel [being] attacked both October 7th and today would have never happened.” 


Trump joined other GOP politicians in voicing their concerns about the Biden administration and the attacks.

“As Israel faces this vicious attack from Iran, America must show our full resolve to stand with our critical ally. The world must be assured: Israel is not alone,” House Speaker Mike Johnson wrote on X. “I will continue to engage with the White House to insist upon a proper response. The Biden Administration’s undermining of Israel and appeasement of Iran have contributed to these terrible developments.”

Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., said that President Biden must “stand firm” with Israel.

“Iran’s drone strikes show us President Biden’s approach with Iran and the Middle East is backwards,” she wrote in an X post. “Now as we risk entering WWIII, the U.S. must stand by Israel’s commitment to democracy. The president must stand firm, and stop coddling Iran immediately.”


Biden was asked Friday how imminent a potential attack on Israel is from Tehran following an Israeli strike on Iran’s Damascus consulate in Syria.

“We are devoted to the defense of Israel,” he added. “We will support Israel. We will defend, help defend Israel and Iran will not succeed.”


When asked what his message to Tehran was, Biden simply said: “Don’t.” When he was asked to elaborate, he walked away. 

Fox News Digital’s Louis Casiano and Sarah Rumpf-Whitten contributed to this report.

‘Roseanne’ star John Goodman shows off fit physique after weight loss

“Roseanne” alum John Goodman’s slimmed-down physique was on full display when he was recently spotted at New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

The 71-year-old actor previously revealed to Rolling Stone he had lost more than 200 pounds since he first embarked on his health journey in 2007. 

On Tuesday, the Emmy Award winner showed off his fit physique while strolling through the airport with his wife of 35 years, Anna Beth.

Goodman wore a blue sweatshirt under a black shirt with an olive green jacket, khaki pants and beige Hoka sneakers.


Anna Beth wore a white blouse with black flare-leg pants and white sneakers as she pulled a light pink carry-on bag.

The pair, who tied the knot in 1989, share daughter Molly Evangeline, 33.

In a 2023 interview with Rolling Stone, Goodman opened up about how he maintains his weight loss after returning to work full-time following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“That was just getting out and walking the dogs,” he told the outlet. “I was boxing up until then, and I haven’t been able to do that since COVID because I’m lazy.

“I haven’t been exercising, but I’m going to start a routine again this summer where I can get some stuff done,” he continued. “I’ve just let everything go just because I haven’t had the energy because of the jobs.”

In addition to his role on the hit “Roseanne” spinoff, “The Conners,” Goodman also stars in the black comedy crime series “The Righteous Gemstones.”

The Missouri native told the outlet that he has enjoyed boxing since picking up the sport years ago but has steered away from sparring so far. 

“Nobody’s going to get hurt, but it’s just hitting the mitts and trying to learn,” he said. “I never got good enough where I would trust myself to spar because once I get whacked in the face, I don’t know if I wouldn’t lose it.

“But someday I’d like to get that far advanced. But it’s usually just an hour, hour and a half of hitting the mitts, hitting the bags, learning footwork. It’s great.”


Goodman, who once weighed almost 400 pounds, previously discussed his dramatic slim-down in a 2016 interview with ABC News.

He explained how he was able to begin losing the weight, saying, “I just stopped eating all the time. I’d have a handful of food and it’d go to my mouth. I was just eating all the time. I was just eating alcoholically.”


Goodman has also been open about his struggle with alcoholism. After 30 years of battling the addiction, he became sober in 2007.

“In the old days, I would take three months out, lose 60 or 70 pounds, and then reward myself with a six-pack of Bud or whatever and just go back to my old habits,” he told the outlet. “Then, this time I wanted to do it slowly, move, exercise. I’m getting to the age where I can’t afford to sit still anymore. And it gives me the energy to work, ‘cause work is very draining.


“I think you’re trying to fill a hole that can’t be filled unless it’s filled with goodness, some kind of spirituality, not saying religion,” Goodman continued. “But just a belief in something higher than yourself, a purpose. But instead of filling it with booze or cocaine or food, you just acknowledge that it’s there. You can’t fill it. And you go on and live with it.”

Goodman spoke to People in 2010 after losing his first 100 pounds and revealed he had made some dramatic changes to his lifestyle. 

According to the outlet, Goodman hired Mackie Shilstone, a health coach who worked with athletes like Serena Williams. They cut sugar from his diet and added six workouts a week to help Goodman get in shape and slim down. The actor said, “I’m breaking a sweat, but I’m not going nuts.”

He also admitted, “It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your a– and figure out what you’re going to eat next. … I wanted to live better.”


Fox News Digital’s Emily Trainham contributed to this report.

Dying mother makes heartbreaking request to strangers after stabbing attack

A dying mother who thrust her injured baby into the arms of two strangers and begged them to save the child’s life is the first victim of the Sydney stabbing spree to be identified. 

Australian media reports say 38-year-old Ash Good died in a hospital on Saturday evening from stab wounds sustained at Westfield Bondi Junction, a six-level shopping center in Sydney. 


Her 9-month-old baby, Harriet, was also wounded when a 40-year-old male suspect armed with a knife attacked several people at the mall at around 3:20 p.m. local time. 

Six people were killed in the unprovoked attack, and eight were hospitalized with injuries, including the baby. The assailant was fatally shot by a hero cop who was first to respond to the scene, authorities said. 

Good succumbed to her injuries after being transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in critical condition, NCA Newswire reported. 


Two witnesses who spoke to 9News said she handed them her baby and begged them to help her before they were taken to an ambulance.

“The baby got stabbed,” the witness said. 

The witness and his brother said they helped to compress the mom and baby’s wounds before they were taken to paramedics. 

“The mom got stabbed, and the mom came over with the baby and threw it at me and [I] was holding the baby,” he told the local station.

The witness described their injuries as “very bad” and said “there was a lot of blood on the floor.”


Reese Colmenares was among 20 others who hid in a hardware store when people started running out of the mall, including the mother and her baby. 

“The mother was terrified, the mother was sad, just holding (and) comforting the baby,” she told Reuters.

Sky News anchor Laura Jayes revealed live on-air that she had known the mother, though she did not identify the victim by name.

In an emotional report, Jayes said Good was a “mother in the prime of her life.” 

“She has a beautiful circle of friends. She’s a beautiful woman. She was an incredible athlete. And she had the world at her feet. She got married in recent years,” Jayes said.

“Her family are on their way — rushing here now. So many family and friends wanted to be at the hospital this afternoon, they had to take turns going in and out of the waiting room.”

“Her baby went into surgery, and her mum didn’t make it. That is really hard news to take,” Jayes said. 


Fighting through tears to deliver her report, Jayes described the mother’s brave final moments.

“If you have a new baby like that, a nine-month-old, you are still well and truly in the newborn phase. You are with that baby all the time,” she said.

“And for her, I can’t imagine her needing to hand over the most precious thing in her life.”

Though she did not identify the mother out of respect for the family’s privacy, Jayes said the victim was an “incredible” person. 

“As I say, she’s one of those all-rounders. She was an incredible athlete, so smart, so beautiful, and she was just so excited to be a new mother,” she said.

“And all of that was ripped away in seconds, here, this afternoon.”

New South Wales Police Commissioner Karen Webb told reporters Saturday that the fatal stabbings are under investigation. The suspect was known to police, but investigators are waiting to confirm his identity before revealing it to the public. 


Webb added that police do not believe he was “holding an ideation — in other words, that it’s not a terrorism incident.” 

“Let me assure you that we are confident that there is no ongoing risk, and we are dealing with one person who is now deceased,” Webb said during a news conference. 

Several people arrested after moms disappear while traveling to pick up their children

Four people were taken into custody in connection to the disappearance of two Kansas women who were last seen driving through the Oklahoma Panhandle, The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) confirmed to Fox News Digital.

The OSBI confirmed on Saturday that four individuals were in custody. One was arrested in Texas County while the other three were arrested in Cimarron County. 

The OSBI identified the suspects as 43-year-old Tad Bert Cullum, 54-year-old Tifany Machel Adams, 50-year-old Cole Earl Twombly, and 44-year-old Cora Twombly.

Officials said all four individuals were booked into the Texas County Jail on two counts of First-Degree Murder, two counts of Kidnapping, and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Murder in the First Degree.

While the arrests have been made, the women are still missing, according to OSBI.


Veronica Butler, 27, and Jilian Kelley, 39, were last seen on March 30 heading to pick up children before their car was found abandoned near the Oklahoma-Kansas border, with “foul play” suspected, police said.  

“We are still telling everybody in that area that if you know anything or have any additional information to please contact us,” Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation public information manager Hunter McKee told Fox News Digital on Thursday. 


McKee told Fox News Digital on Monday that “it’s becoming more and more challenging” to find the women alive as the days mount with no signs of their whereabouts.  

A missing persons advisory from the Texas County Sheriff’s Office said that Butler has “several tattoos, a Chinese symbol on her left forearm, a sunflower on her left shoulder” and that “Jilian has a butterfly tattoo on her left forearm.” 

The alert describes Butler as being 5 feet, 4 inches tall with red hair and green eyes, last seen wearing a blue short-sleeve shirt and denim shorts.   


Kelley has brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and tan or beige shoes, the alert adds.      

Fox News Digital’s Greg Norman contributed to this report. 

Notorious MLB umpire strikes again — and immediately gets torched on social media

Angel Hernandez has always had one of the worst reputations among MLB umpires, but Friday night, he took it to a whole new level.

Hernandez, who umped his first MLB game in 1991, was behind the dish Friday night for a rematch of the 2023 ALCS between AL West rivals the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers.

And it wasn’t pretty.


The viral clip going around is of rookie Wyatt Langford’s strikeout looking on three straight sliders that were well outside the strike zone.

The called third strike missed the plate by 6.78 inches, according to the Umpire Auditor on X, formerly Twitter.

Of the last 53,000 called third strikes, it was one was the farthest off the plate, according to Codify, leaving the game announcers speechless.

“Well boys, better be swinging tonight. Angel’s got a dinner reservation,” Rangers announcer Dave Raymond said.


That was just one at-bat though. Hernandez saw 53 more outs and hundreds of other pitches.

He called seven pitches strikes that were at least three inches off the plate.

According to Umpire Scorecards, Hernandez made the correct strike call 91% of the time, below the league-average of 94%. He graded well in “called ball accuracy,” and six of 150 called balls were true strikes (96%, with an MLB average of 97%).

However, it was the pitches out of the zone he apparently couldn’t figure out. Of 55 called strikes, 12 were actually balls, and some were egregious. That’s a 78% hit-rate, which is much lower than the 88% average.

As clips of the umpire’s calls went viral, baseball fans let their opinions known.

“MLB seriously has to fire this guy.. Angel Hernandez just called strike 3 on a pitch that was in Narnia,” streamer Fuzzy wrote.

“I love that Angel Hernandez had a reputation as a terrible umpire back in the 1990s and 2000s and then people developed advanced methods of grading umpire performance and it turns out he stinks. Not many legends are able to adapt across eras like that,” added Rodger Sherman.

New York Post baseball writer Jon Heyman wondered if “one ump alone [can] hasten the implementation of the robo ump system.”

“The point of Angel Hernandez’s existence is to p— everyone off. I’m convinced. There’s no other explanation,” wrote one more user.

While some may argue batters should adjust to the ump’s strike zone, who knows what Hernandez’s strike zone even is? Of course, maybe Hernandez should adjust to the strike zone.


Hernandez once accused the league of “manipulating the performance of Mr. Hernandez and other minority umpires,” which in turn has prevented more minority umpires from becoming crew chiefs. 

In March 2021, Hernandez lost a lawsuit against Major League Baseball that alleged racial discrimination. In the lawsuit, filed in 2017, Hernandez claimed he had been discriminated against because he had not been assigned to a World Series since 2005 and had not been made a crew chief.

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Retired federal agent recounts harrowing experience inside notorious biker gang

Jay Dobyns lived a double life for two years, and it nearly cost him his life.

Now retired, Dobyns worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which enforces the nation’s gun laws. From 2001 to 2003, he went undercover as he infiltrated the Hells Angels in Arizona.

He is now sharing his account in a new A&E series, “Secrets of The Hells Angels,” which examines the history of the notorious biker club. It features new interviews with former chapter presidents, as well as law enforcement officials, undercover agents and victims.


“This infiltration had never been done before by law enforcement,” Dobyns told Fox News Digital. “Cops had never gotten under the wire of the Hells Angels in the past. All the other outlaw motorcycle gangs had been infiltrated, but the Hells Angels prided themselves on being impenetrable.

“Their mantra was that a law enforcement officer would never be able to keep up with their pace,” Dobyns shared. “A cop couldn’t run as long and as hard and as fast as their world demanded before they were able to sniff out who that infiltrator might be and then get rid of them. So, the fact that we did get inside has stood the test of time.”

The organization has a long history in California, dating to its founding in 1948 by returning World War II veterans in the dusty town of Fontana. It includes a notorious incident during a Rolling Stones show in Altamont in 1969 in which a spectator was stabbed by a Hells Angel working security. A jury later acquitted the killer, finding he acted in self-defense.

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice said the Hells Angels had as many as 2,500 members in 230 chapters in 26 countries. According to the FBI, the Hells Angels are still listed as an outlaw motorcycle gang involved in various criminal activity, including drug trafficking.

Federal, state and local police have pursued the club for decades, infiltrating it with undercover agents, prosecuting suspects with harsh charges once reserved for the Mafia and indicting members on charges ranging from drug trafficking to mortgage fraud.

Still, the club has flourished over the years. It has gone on to open chapters worldwide and aggressively enforce its trademarks in court. It has also won high-profile acquittals and other legal battles with law enforcement.


Dobyns already had 15 years of undercover street experience when he was assigned to Operation Black Biscuit. In preparation for the assignment, Dobyns shaved his head and became “fully sleeved” with tattoos from shoulder to wrist. He also bulked himself up. 

The former star football player and family man had transformed into “Jaybird” Davis, a chain-smoking, Harley-riding renegade.

“I never tried to convince the Hells Angels that I was some experienced biker because I would’ve been sniffed out immediately,” Dobyns explained. “I portrayed myself as this gangster who was trying to be part of their world. It kept my story very close to the truth. I portrayed myself as a gun runner and a debt collector, not as a biker.”

Dobyns was convincing. And it didn’t take long for him to be welcomed with open arms.

“For a group that portrays themselves to be these fun-loving rascals … they had massive amounts of internal rules and laws about what the organization’s policies are,” he recalled. “They don’t want to live by society’s rules and laws, but they have more of their own internal rules and laws than we carry as common citizens.”

“[T]he Hells Angels are uniquely paranoid. They’re paranoid for a very valid reason. That paranoia keeps them out of jail. It keeps them out of prison. It keeps them from being infiltrated.”

The Angels have always maintained they are a club of motorcycle enthusiasts who are unfairly regarded as an organized crime syndicate because of the crimes of a few members acting independently. The club participates in charity events, such as “Toys for Tots,” motorcycle runs and blood drives.

“When we do right, nobody remembers,” the club’s website states. “When we do wrong, nobody forgets.”


Dobyns was invited to join the group only after “killing” the leader of a rival gang, the Mongols. The shooting death was staged, complete with a Hollywood makeup artist and a dead cow used to splatter the victims’ clothing with blood and brain matter.

Dobyns admitted there were moments when he feared for his life.

“[A]nybody who does undercover work and treats it like a hobby, treats it like a gimmick, ends up hurt or dead. You have to be all in. You have to allow that world to consume you because you’re never off.”

“You’re pretending to be someone that you’re not,” he said. “And the Hells Angels are uniquely paranoid. They’re paranoid for a very valid reason. That paranoia keeps them out of jail. It keeps them out of prison. It keeps them from being infiltrated. Because of that paranoia, every single thing about you is being scrutinized. How you walk, how you talk, the clothes you wear, the motorcycle you ride, how you ride it, the car you drive, where you live, the condition of where you live. Is it real?

“You can’t make a mistake in that world because a mistake means life or death.”

As Dobyns moved up, his home life was deteriorating. He recalled signing a personal check using his alter ego’s name. His wife was beginning to not recognize her spouse, who was losing himself.

“I put a massive amount of battle damage on my wife and kids,” Dobyns admitted. “My regret, my failure, the shame that I continue to carry today is that I put my job in front of my family. At the time, I tried to justify it to myself, saying anybody who does undercover work and treats it like a hobby, treats it like a gimmick, ends up hurt or dead. You have to be all in. You have to allow that world to consume you because you’re never off.


“I had lived that role for so long that it inherited my personal life,” he added. “Putting my undercover assignment in front of my wife and kids is now probably my greatest life regret. I know I should be trying to flatter myself … but if I’m not transparent, if I’m not honest, then none of this has credibility.”

Operation Black Biscuit came to an end in 2003. According to Dobyns, the case at that point had become “almost too dangerous to survive in.” It brought 16 indictments, including charges of murder and racketeering.

Dobyns said several Angels wasted no time in seeking retribution once his identity was uncovered. “Threats poured in” to gang-rape his wife, murder his family and infect him with HIV, he said.

His house was burned down in 2008 with Dobyns’ wife and children still sleeping inside. They escaped unharmed, but the arsonist was never caught.

“The Hells Angels will kill their own when they feel like they’ve been betrayed,” said Dobyns. “When you show up as a newcomer, as a new person in their world, the Hells Angels view you as two things. They view you initially as a threat because you’re an outsider. Then they view you as a victim, someone who can be manipulated or taken advantage of. I had to prove to them that I was neither. I wasn’t a threat, and I wasn’t a victim. Ultimately, that was the challenge for two years.

“I may have signed on for this assignment, but my wife and kids didn’t,” he reflected. “They were becoming the victim of these threats, but it was too late at that point. … The Hells Angels have their Ph.D. in violence and intimidation. They’re very good at it. … They don’t forgive, and they don’t forget.”

“They’re all likable. … They’re dangerous and violent men, but they’re also very charming.”

“Those threats, although not necessarily as prevalent today as they were a few years back, I’m still cautious,” he continued. “I don’t live my life in fear. I’m not trying to hide. … I’m telling the truth. I’m not going to run or hide from the truth either.”


With more than 500 undercover investigations under his belt spanning 20 years on the job, Dobyns retired from the ATF in 2014. In 2009, he co-wrote a memoir, “No Angel.”

Looking back at his experience, Dobyns said there’s good reason why Americans continue to be fascinated by the Hells Angels.

“They’re all likable,” he chuckled. “Those guys, in my personal experience, were pleasant to be in the presence of. … They’re dangerous and violent men, but they’re also very charming.”

“Secrets of the Hells Angels” premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Disney parks will issue lifetime bans to visitors who partake in alarming trend

The Walt Disney Company is tightening its restrictions and heightening scrutiny of individuals claiming disabilities at their parks due to a surge of fraudulent claims seeking to exploit the service.

The company announced Tuesday that guests found to have made false statements in order to obtain Disability Access Services will be permanently banned from its parks.

“If it is determined that any of the statements a Guest made in the process of obtaining DAS are not true, the Guest will be permanently barred from entering the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort,” the Disney website now warns.


It adds that “any previously purchased Annual Passes, Magic Key passes, tickets and other park products and services” belonging to customers found to have lied about disabilities “will be forfeited and not refunded.”

DSA, which is free, allows those with disabilities to get a return time for attractions rather than wait in a standard line. 

Previously, DAS was indicated as for “guests who have difficulty tolerating extended waits in a conventional queue environment due to a disability.”

Now, the Disneyland and Walt Disney Resort websites state, “DAS is intended to accommodate a small percentage of Guests who, due to a developmental disability like autism or similar, are unable to wait in a conventional queue for an extended period or time.”


The new changes will go into effect on May 20 at Walt Disney World in Florida and June 18 at Disneyland in California, the company said. The existing “DAS” procedure will continue until then. 

In addition to the specification for those who qualify for DAS, Disney also changed the procedure for requesting the service. 

At Walt Disney World as of May 20, all DAS registrations must occur via virtual video chat, and “in-person registration will no longer be available at theme park Guest Relations locations starting May 20, 2024,” says the Walt Disney World website. At Disneyland, after June 18, guests applying for DAS can either use a virtual chat or a dedicated “accessibility services” window for same-day requests. 

Those who presently have DAS will have to re-apply for the service, the company indicated. DAS is also now limited to a guest’s “immediate family,” or a group of no more than four unrelated people, say the websites. 


In recent years, Disney has struggled to bring down wait times and better organize access to park attractions as ever-increasing attendance and group-sourced exploits have compromised park planners.

Fox Business’s Christine Rousselle contributed to this report.