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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 3, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls Netanyahu To Express Concern Over Mounting Palestinian Casualties As Death Toll Tops 1,000

The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.

07/28/2014

Palestinians stand behind burning tires during clashes with Israeli security forces following traditional Friday prayers near the Old City in East Jerusalem on July 25, 2014. (credit: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Violent Protests Erupt As Palestinian Authority Officials Call For ‘Day Of Rage’

Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant group Islamic Jihad and two of his sons, while ground troops and Hamas gunmen fought intense battles in the north and center of the territory, Palestinian officials said.

07/25/2014

Israel Minister for Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman looks on during a press conference with the Cypriot Foreign Affairs Minister, the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement, and the European Neighborhood Policy adviser, on July 24, 2012, at the EU Headquarters in Brussels, following an EU-Israel Association Council meeting. (credit: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel Foreign Minister: Just Like Nazis In WWII, Hamas Want To Exterminate The Jews

Israeli tanks and warplanes were pummeling the Gaza Strip Thursday as U.S. and other diplomats pushed for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.

07/24/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry gestures upon his arrival for a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 23, 2014. (credit: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry, Aides Undergo Metal Detector Screening Before Meeting With Egyptian President

Secretary of State John Kerry defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel’s main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations aimed at halting fighting that’s left at least 31 Israelis and 650 Palestinians dead.

07/23/2014

In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, left, visit a tactical headquarters of the IDF in southern Israel near the border with Gaza on July 21, 2014 in near Beersheba, Israel. (credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Some In West Say They Support Israel’s Right To Defend Itself As Long As We ‘Don’t Exercise That Right’

Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief in strikes across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state launched a high-level effort to end two weeks of deadly fighting.

07/22/2014

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.

07/21/2014

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.

07/21/2014

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.

07/21/2014

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

Netanyahu: Israeli Military ‘To Prepare For Significant Expansion Of Ground Operation’

Israel on Friday announced its first casualty since the start of its ground operation in Gaza — a soldier killed following a night of heavy fighting in the Hamas-ruled enclave.

07/18/2014

Admiral Robert Papp Jr. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Coast Guard Chief Tapped As Arctic Diplomat

A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. special representative for Arctic issues, overseeing American policy in the icy region that is becoming a global focus for economic opportunities and security concerns.

07/16/2014

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