Kerry, Aides Undergo Metal Detector Screening Before Meeting With Egyptian PresidentSecretary 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.
White House Defends Obama Headlining Fundraisers During Foreign, Border CrisesAmid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats.
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.
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.
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.
Kerry Heads To Cairo As Palestinian Death Toll Climbs Over 500 In GazaThe 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.
Deaths Mount in GazaGaza health officials now say 435 Palestinians have been killed in the 13-day-old conflict with Israel, and about 3,000 wounded.
Thousands Flee as Israel Escalates Gaza Ground OffensiveThe 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.
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.
Obama Praises Egyptian Plan For Cease-Fire In IsraelObama hopes plan can restore calm between Israelis and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
Netanyahu: Israel Will Use 'Any Means Necessary' To Stop HamasIsrael'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.
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.
Obama: US Willing to Negotiate Israel Cease-FirePresident Barack Obama is telling Israel's leader that the United States is willing to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
Report: Obama Has Not Spoken With Netanyahu Since Israel-Hamas Violence Flared UpPresident Barack Obama has reportedly not spoken to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since violence flared up between Israel and Hamas this past week.
Israeli Army Spokesman: Hamas 'Holding Us Hostage With Its Rockets'The Israeli army on Wednesday intensified its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, striking Hamas sites and killing at least 8 people on the second day of a military operation it says is aimed at quenching rocket fire against Israel.