President Joe Biden visited Israel and met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a show of solidarity on Oct. 18. U.S. intelligence confirmed Israel’s claim that the rocket that hit the hospital in Gaza did not come from Israel.
The Treasury Department announced new sanctions on ten Hamas members and operatives. Meanwhile, a group of Republican Senators blamed the Biden administration’s Iran policies for emboldening the Hamas terrorists.
Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Beijing and met with Chinese regime leader Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum. The 2 leaders discussed the war in the Middle East, as well as the deepening relations between their two countries.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) failed to secure the gavel on his second attempt, and this time two additional Republicans voted against him. Mr. Jordan doesn’t expect any more votes today, but says he’s staying in the speaker’s race.