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Sunday shows preview: War in Gaza passes 2-month mark; Iowa caucuses inch closer

The two-month-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas is likely to be the focus of this week's Sunday news programs.

More than 17,000 people have been killed in Gaza in Israeli retaliation for a Hamas raid that killed 1,200 Israelis in early October, according to the Hamas-run Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza. The United States on Friday blocked passage of a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire with its veto. The resolution called on Israel to end its war with Hamas.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter regarding the humanitarian situation in Gaza, an action aimed at alerting the Security Council to issues that threaten international peace and security. be. On Friday, he condemned the current humanitarian situation in Gaza, calling it a “spiraling humanitarian nightmare.”

“The people of Gaza are being told to move like human pinballs, bouncing across an increasingly narrow southern region with no basis for survival,” Guterres said Friday, according to the United Nations. “But nowhere in Gaza is safe.”

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to appear on ABC's “This Week” and CNN's “State of the Union” this week to discuss the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Senate Republicans blocked aid legislation for Israel and Ukraine on Wednesday, citing a lack of border provisions. The Senate vote was 49-51, falling short of the 60-vote threshold for the proposal to be considered.

The bill included humanitarian assistance in Gaza and the border, funding to fight fentanyl trafficking, as well as aid to the Indo-Pacific region.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), who led last month's fruitless border talks with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), will appear on “Face the Nation” on Sunday. Democrats and Murphy walked away from the table on this issue.

Murphy will appear on NBC's “Meet the Press.”

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed frustration with their situation.

“Why are we withholding aid to Ukraine when we can't even come up with a border package that can pass the Senate?” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said on the floor early Wednesday.

“We are asking ourselves: Was the border just an excuse for the hard right to destroy funding for Ukraine, and are too many other Republican senators who are not on the hard right going along with it? ” he said. “I hope that's not true.”

The January Iowa caucuses are getting closer and closer and will likely be the focus of Sunday's show. On Wednesday, four candidates engaged in a heated battle on stage at the fourth Republican primary debate. However, former President Trump, the current leading candidate for the Republican Party, did not appear. But he offered his two cents on the candidates' performance in the debate at Truth Social.

“So many people are asking me what I think about the lowest-rated 'presidential' debate in history and how I rate the players. It's so easy to be a critic, but you're better than me on this subject. Is there anyone out there?'' he posted on Truth Social early Saturday morning.

President Trump shoots at Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), former Gov. Nikki Haley (RS.C.), and former Gov. Chris Christie (RN.J.); entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy debates He was declared the winner of the meeting. In his post.

“Vivek won because he thinks he is great,” the former president added.

Former Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), currently CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), appeared on Fox News' “Sunday Morning Features” on Sunday. Appear on. TMTG owns Truth Social, which seems to be President Trump's favorite.

Below is the complete list of guests scheduled to appear on this Sunday's talk show.

ABC's “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Former Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).

NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut).

CBS's “Face the Nation” — Shalanda Young, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Sen. Bernie Sanders (R-Vt.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.). Jeanty Soeripto, President and CEO of Save the Children.

CNN's “State of the Union” — Blinken; Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio). Former Vice President Al Gore. Congressman Ro Khanna (D-Calif.).

“Fox News Sunday” — Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R.S.C.). Swedish Defense Minister Poul Jonsson.

FOX News Channel's “Sunday Morning Futures” — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas). Congressman Byron Donald (R-Florida). Trump Media & Technology Group CEO and former Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.);

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