A delegation from Egypt traveled to Israel Friday in a bid to avert a planned Israeli offensive in Rafah, where much of Gaza’s population has been displaced, according to an Israeli official who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the matter’s sensitivity. The trip, which follows a Thursday Israeli war cabinet meeting to discuss hostage deal negotiations, signals a resumption of efforts to broker a deal after months of failed talks. National Security adviser Jake Sullivan told MSNBC Friday there was “new momentum, new life” to the hostage and cease-fire talks.