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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

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

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at NATO headquarters on June 25, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Warns Mideast Nations Against Taking Military Action In Iraq

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.

06/26/2014

President Obama discusses Syria and other Mideast issues with Saudi King Abdullah.  (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Meets With Saudi King, Weighs New Aid To Syrian Opposition

President is considering allowing portable missile launchers to help Syrian rebels.

03/28/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends the event "Equality for Women is Progress for All" at the United Nations on March 7, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton: Coming Months Will Be ‘Crucial’ For Mideast

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.

03/20/2014

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon called Kerry "messianic" and dismissed the U.S. peace plan as worthless. (Getty Images)

Israeli Minister Apologizes For Insulting Kerry

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon called Kerry “messianic” and dismissed the U.S. peace plan as worthless.

01/15/2014

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

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks to military service members aboard the USS Ponce on Dec. 6, 2013 in Manama, Bahrain. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Hagel: Military Strike Against Iran Still On The Table

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that military force is still on the table if Iran moves forward with its nuclear program.

12/06/2013

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. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images).

Kerry: Egypt At ‘Pivotal Moment’ In History

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.

07/27/2013

File photo of a gas station. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

National Average For Gallon Of Gas Falls Below $3.50 For First Time Since February

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.

07/03/2013

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