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Amid calls for a cease-fire in in the Gaza Strip, more than twice as many Americans say that Hamas (40 percent) is responsible for the current violence in comparison to just 19 percent who blame Israel. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Poll: Twice As Many Americans Blame Hamas For Gaza Violence Than Israel

Amid calls for a cease-fire in in the Gaza Strip, more than twice as many Americans say that Hamas (40 percent) is responsible for the current violence in comparison to just 19 percent who blame Israel.

07/29/2014

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.” (Photo credit should read Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Prime Minister: Israel Has ‘Surpassed What Hitler Did To Them’

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.”

07/25/2014

A Virginia Tech English professor is using social media to vent criticisms of Israel, including a comparison made between the radical Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the U.S.’s closest Middle East ally. (Photo credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Virginia Tech Professor: Israel And ISIS Share Same Violent Viewpoint

Blacksburg, Va. (CBS DC) – A Virginia Tech English professor is using social media to vent criticisms of Israel, including a comparison made between the radical Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the […]

07/24/2014

The White House’s Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, said that the Obama administration believes that while Israel “has a right to defend itself,” the country “can do more” to avoid civilian casualties.  (credit: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

WH National Security Adviser: Israel Must Do More To Avoid Civilian Casualties

The White House’s Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, said that the Obama administration believes that while Israel “has a right to defend itself,” the country “can do more” to avoid civilian casualties.

07/24/2014

A Virginia Tech English professor is using social media to vent criticisms of Israel, including a comparison made between the radical Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the U.S.’s closest Middle East ally. (Photo credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Maryland Man Among American Jews Risking His Life for Israel in Gaza

The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel

07/22/2014

Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery canons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 20, 2014. The number of Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip on July 20 was at least 100. It was the bloodiest single day in the battered enclave in five years, taking the Palestinian toll on the 13th day of Israel's Gaza offensive to 438. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA        (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Americans Killed in Fighting in Gaza Strip

Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.

07/20/2014

President Obama speaks at an Iftar dinner at the White House marking the end of fasting for Muslims after the holy month of Ramadan. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Praises Egyptian Plan For Cease-Fire In Israel

Obama hopes plan can restore calm between Israelis and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

07/14/2014

The 85-year-old has been in a coma since a debilitating stroke in 2006. (Getty Images)

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Health Worsens

Israeli hospital says his condition has “deteriorated in the past few days.”

01/02/2014

Iran's state news agency is reporting that the next round of expert-level talks over its contested nuclear program will be held in New York. (JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians Agree To Peace Talks If Kerry Will Discuss ’67 Border Disputes

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to resume peace talks with Israel only after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave him a letter guaranteeing that the basis of the negotiations will be Israel’s pre-1967 borders, two senior Palestinian officials said Saturday.

07/20/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Paris this week to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to continue his push for an outline for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord. (Photo by Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images)

Violence, Massive Protests Worsen In West Bank Ahead Of Secretary Kerry Peace Talks

The violence comes ahead of a visit to the region this weekend by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who hopes to find a formula for restarting peace negotiations in the coming months. President Barack Obama has decided to make a new attempt to revive talks after largely ignoring the Israel-Palestinian issue during his first term.

04/04/2013

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