The fighting in the Middle East promises to intensify, with Israel preparing for a siege of Gaza to root out the Hamas terrorists that massacred Israeli civilians over the weekend. Bret Baier, FOX’s Chief Political Anchor, host of Special Report and the Bret Baier podcast, joins the Rundown to discuss concerns about who is funding terror organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah, why comparing atrocities committed by the Hamas terrorists to the actions of the Israeli government is a dangerous moral equivalency, and he talks about his new book, “To Rescue the Constitution: George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment.”

Reports broke on Wednesday that Iran’s President Raisi and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke on the phone, discussing the “need to end war crimes against Palestine.” This news brings fresh scrutiny to Iran’s role in the terror attacks on Israel, as Iran has been a long-standing sponsor of Hamas. Now, intelligence agencies are reevaluating Iran’s nuclear capabilities as well. Senior research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program, Dr. James Walsh, explains what we know about Iran’s involvement in the attack on Israel, how close Iran is to a nuclear weapon, and the threat of Islamic nations in the region joining the fight against Israel.

Plus, commentary by Heritage Foundation Tech Policy research associate Jake Denton.