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An Israeli Merkava tank rolls near the Israeli-Gaza Strip border, on July 21, 2014. (credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Defense Minister Pledges To Keep Fighting Hamas ‘As Long As Necessary’

The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel’s defense minister pledged to keep fighting “as long as necessary” – raising new doubt about the highest-level mediation mission in two weeks.

13 hours ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks as he takes part in a press conference with unseen US Senator John McCain at the US Embassy in Kabul on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Graham: ‘Obama Has Become The King Of Indecision’

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., had harsh words for the Obama administration for the way they have been handling global crises.

19 hours ago

Palestinian Civil Defense workers search for survivors among the rubble of a building destroyed in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City, on July 21, 2014. (credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Heads To Cairo As Palestinian Death Toll Climbs Over 500 In Gaza

The death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip reached 512 on Monday, Gaza health officials said, as the two sides counted their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the two-week campaign.

21 hours ago

(Photo credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Deaths Mount in Gaza

Gaza health officials now say 435 Palestinians have been killed in the 13-day-old conflict with Israel, and about 3,000 wounded.

07/20/2014

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

Palestinian men gather items from a destroyed building following an Israeli military strike on Beit Lahya, in the northern Gaza Strip on July 15, 2014. (credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Hamas Military Wing: ‘We’ll Be Loyal To The Blood Of The Martyrs’

Israel’s cabinet on Tuesday accepted in principle an Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire to end a week of conflict between the Jewish state’s military and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 Palestinians dead and exposed millions of Israelis to Hamas rocket fire.

07/15/2014

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

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during a press conference at the defense ministry in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on July 11, 2014. (credit: GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Israel Will Use ‘Any Means Necessary’ To Stop Hamas

Israel’s military said it downed a drone along its southern coastline on Monday, the first time it encountered such a weapon since its campaign against the Gaza Strip militants began last week.

07/14/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" Policy Conference at the Omni Shoreham hotel on June 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Christie: ‘Israel Is Not Sure That They Have America’s Full Support Like They Used To’

Partly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel’s behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him.

07/14/2014

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

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