Kerry: 'I Have Taken Hits Before In Politics'The Obama administration pushed back Monday against a torrent of Israeli criticism over Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.
Obama Calls Netanyahu To Express Concern Over Mounting Palestinian Casualties As Death Toll Tops 1,000The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.
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.
Israel Foreign Minister: Just Like Nazis In WWII, Hamas Want To Exterminate The JewsIsraeli tanks and warplanes were pummeling the Gaza Strip Thursday as U.S. and other diplomats pushed for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
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.
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.
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.
Former Coast Guard Chief Tapped As Arctic DiplomatA 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.
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.
Kerry: 'Not A Question Of Assigning Blame' For Immigration CrisisSecretary of State John Kerry is visiting Central America with the two-part message that the U.S. plans to deport thousands of immigrant children and that the region’s leaders need to combat the “false information” supporting an illegal entry into America.
Kerry Warns Mideast Nations Against Taking Military Action In IraqU.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.
Intel Official: Americans Have Joined Militant Group ISISThe Sunni militant group in Iraq is a force roughly 3,000 strong and includes some Americans, a senior intelligence official told CBS News on Tuesday.