October 19, Thursday, 2023

1. Israel says it will allow Egypt conditional access to the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian aid. The Israeli government announced in a statement on Wednesday that “Israel will not prevent humanitarian assistance from Egypt as long as it is only food, water and medicine for the civilian population located in the southern Gaza Strip.”
2. The British government says Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will arrive in Israel on Thursday and meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Sunak plans to visit Israel and its neighbors through Friday to discuss ways to contain the fighting and provide humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. 3. US vehicle maker Tesla has posted a nearly 45 percent decline in third quarter net profit. This comes as the company slashes prices to compete with rivals around the world. Tesla released its latest earnings report on Wednesday. It says revenues in the July-September period rose 9 percent from the same period last year to about 23.3 billion dollars. But net income plunged to about 1.8 billion dollars.