Obama hopes plan can restore calm between Israelis and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
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.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Mideast nations on Wednesday against taking new military action in Iraq that might heighten sectarian divisions, after Syria launched airstrikes across the border and Iran flew surveillance drones over the neighboring country.
President is considering allowing portable missile launchers to help Syrian rebels.
Former U.S. first lady and secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke about the country’s longstanding friendship with Israel and the importance of keeping nuclear weapons out of Iran as she accepted a lifetime achievement award from the American Jewish Congress on Wednesday.
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon called Kerry “messianic” and dismissed the U.S. peace plan as worthless.
Israeli hospital says his condition has “deteriorated in the past few days.”
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that military force is still on the table if Iran moves forward with its nuclear program.
As violence in Egypt turned increasingly deadly Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Mideast nation was at “a pivotal moment” more than two years since the uprising ousted the longtime President Hosni Mubarak.
Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July.