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CNN's Dana Bash asks 2024 Republican hopeful Chris Christie if he would work together with fellow candidate Nikki Haley against the party's frontrunner, Donald Trump.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan joins CNN's Dana Bash to discuss efforts to free American hostages in Gaza and whether the Israel-Hamas truce can be extended.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan tells CNN's Dana Bash that he can't confirm the condition or whereabouts of Americans still missing after the October 7 attacks.

Parents of Israeli-American hostage Omer Neutra, Ronen and Orna share heartfelt stories of their son to CNN's Dana Bash: "we will do anything to get him back."

Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Herzog tells CNN's Dana Bash that "if Hamas is willing to or able to release additional hostages, then there will be an extended pause" in the fighting in Gaza.

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy tells CNN's Dana Bash that President Biden deserves credit for working to "set a framework through which we can see more hostages released" by Hamas.

2024 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie tells CNN's Dana Bash degrading Hamas' military capability is crucial for "long-term peace and stability of Israel" and that it "has to be the highest priority, because Hamas is trying to wipe Israel off the map."

The cousin of freed hostages, Adam Baker, tells CNN's Dana Bash that his cousins, Shiri and Noga Weiss, are traumatized and that their father Ilan is still missing: "that is worse than an open wound."

Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Herzog tells CNN's Dana Bash that "every civilian loss is a tragedy" but that "this is the unintended consequences of a legitimate war" against Hamas.

When asked by CNN's Dana Bash about the rise of antisemitism and Islamophobia Chris Christie blames his 2024 rival Donald Trump: "I believe Donald Trump's intolerant language and his intolerant conduct gives others permission to act the same"

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