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Palestinian protesters block a main road used by Jewish settlers in the West Bank. (HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel And Hamas Agree To 12-Hour Cease-Fire

The temporary lull in the fighting follows a “Day of Rage” across the Palestinian territories.

07/25/2014

A Palestinian rescue worker evacuates a man flashing the V-sign for "victory" following Israeli shelling in the Gaza's eastern Shejaiya district on July 20, 2014. (credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Flee as Israel Escalates Gaza Ground Offensive

The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.

07/20/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05:  In this handout photo from the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), U.S. President Barack Obama (R) talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they walk along the Colonnade of the White House on March 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. The two leaders discussed peace in the Middle East and Israel's growing concerns with Iran producing nuclear weapons.  (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Obama: US Willing to Negotiate Israel Cease-Fire

President Barack Obama is telling Israel’s leader that the United States is willing to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

07/10/2014

Israeli soldiers patrol next to the border fence on May 7, 2013 on border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Israel: Syria’s Assad Will ‘Bear The Consequences’ Of Further Escalation

Israeli and Syrian troops exchanged fire across their tense cease-fire line in the Golan Heights on Tuesday, prompting an Israeli threat that Syria’s leader will “bear the consequences” of further escalation and raising new concerns that the civil war there could explode into a region-wide conflict.

05/21/2013