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Biden: Whats happening in Gaza is not genocideThe president emphasized Ladylove

By Elena Schneider, Jennifer Haberkorn and Eli Stokols

President Joe Biden on Monday sought to reassure Jewish voters that he stands firmly with Israel, calling for the full defeat of Hamas and denouncing the International Criminal Court’s assertion that Israel’s leaders are guilty of war crimes for their campaign in Gaza.

When everyone who was able to flee from Gaza was doing so, Dr. David Hasan made the reverse journey. His story is a must-read for every Israeli

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Hasan. "I walked around the hospital and looked, searched and asked everyone if they had seen, heard or knew anything about the Israeli hostages."Credit: Allison Joyce/AFP

Citing Iranian state media, Business Insider reported on Monday morning that the country’s former foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, blamed U.S. sanctions that prevent the country from buying newer aircraft for forcing Raisi and the others to fly in a decades-old Bell 212 chopper.

Several hours into a massive search and rescue operation and things are not looking good as Iranian officials have been issuing ‘thoughts and prayers’ statements amid reports that severe fog and bad weather have prevented a proper aerial search for the downed helicopter of President Raisi and those with him.

Until a few hours earlier, Iranian state TV had stated that there was no news of any victims or injuries while an Israeli broadcaster, citing unspecified Western sources, had already said that Raisi had not survived.

Was Raisi helicopter crash an Israeli Act of War against Iran? MikeRivero

The plane crash that caused the death of Ebrahim Raisi, Iranian Head of State together with 8 other people, including Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, may have been an act of sabotage carried out by Israel against Iran.

Azerbaijan and Israel have been engaged in close cooperation since 1992.

Update(1437ET): More details have emerge of the helicopter crash in remote far northern Iran on Sunday which killed President Ebrahim Raisi and some top officials. Iranian state media is citing a "technical failure" which caused the helicopter to crash in the site of a mountain not far from the border of Azerbaijan. Iran state media has also blamed US-led sanctions which have heavily targeted its aviation sector for years.