Yair Lapid plans to replace ultranationalist Otzma Yehudit and Religious Zionism parties in government to secure hostage release from Gaza, citing Yesh Atid's readiness as a safety net.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has requested the State Department to review the recognition of a Palestinian state after the Gaza war as a potential conflict resolution.

The US has not altered its policy on recognizing a Palestinian state, as stated by State Department spokesperson Matt Miller, as such options are part of normal planning processes.

War cabinet ministers Gantz and Eisenkot consider limiting humanitarian aid entry into Gaza Strip for a short period to pressure alternative bodies and release captive hostages.

War cabinet ministers Gantz and Eisenkot consider limiting humanitarian aid entry into Gaza Strip for a short period to pressure alternative bodies and release captive hostages.

Justice Minister Yariv Levin is open to resigning for Opposition Leader Yair Lapid if Yesh Atid enters the government, citing political sources.

Strategic Affairs Minister Dermer met with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, discussing Gaza war, humanitarian aid, and securing hostage release.

Hamas demands Israel release Nukhba forces operatives captured on October 7 in exchange for hostage release in Gaza. Israeli officials discuss demand, but no decision made.

US forces have destroyed Yemen's Houthi missile, identifying it as an imminent threat to US aircraft, according to the Central Command.