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  • Egypt state media announces Gaza war cease-fire

    August 26, 2014 8:57 AM

    CAIRO - Egyptian state media has announced a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel to halt the seven-week Gaza war, which has killed over 2,200 people. Both Egyptian state television and the state news agency MENA announced the deal Tuesday night. Both said it begins at 7 p.m. local time (1600... more »
  • Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

    August 23, 2014 10:30 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations. Moussa Abu Marzouk wrote on his Facebook page... more »
  • Israeli leader recalls team from cease-fire talks

    August 19, 2014 10:54 AM

    JERUSALEM - An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered negotiators at cease-fire talks to return home from Cairo following rocket fire by Palestinian militants. The Israeli move, coupled with the outbreak of violence, threw Egyptian efforts to arrange a long-term cease-fire into jeopardy. The official said the... more »
  • Israelis, Palestinians resume talks on Gaza deal Play Video

    August 19, 2014 2:40 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo are trying to hammer out a roadmap for the Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for the talks. The extension of the truce fanned hopes of an emerging deal, however vague, though... more »
  • Hamas and Israeli truce continues a second day

    August 12, 2014 4:47 PM

    JERUSALEM - A temporary truce between Israel and Hamas is about to expire in a day, and a negotiation is still not determined between the two enemies. The talks are meditated through Egypt, which claims they are not sure whether any progress is being made. Israeli officials retunred to... more »
  • Rockets, airstrikes after Gaza war truce collapses

    August 9, 2014 10:51 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli military says it struck more than 20 targets overnight in the Gaza Strip as militant fire continued toward Israel. Saturday's violence follows the collapse of a three-day truce aimed at bringing an end to the deadliest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas... more »
  • LSU student caught in Israel as war breaks out Play Video

    August 8, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student survived a war-zone trip to Israel and returned with a new appreciation for her native country, and a desire to raise awareness about the situation. Erin Schwartz traveled with a group called "Birthright Israel," an organization that allows Jewish, young adults from around... more »
  • Israel resumes Gaza airstrikes as cease-fire ends

    August 4, 2014 11:28 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli military says it has resumed its attacks on the Gaza Strip, ending a self-declared, seven-hour cease-fire that was in effect for much of the day. The Israeli military announced it resumed its attacks Monday night. Israel said it declared the cease-fire to allow... more »
  • US condemns Israeli shelling of UN school in Gaza

    July 30, 2014 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The United States is condemning Israel's shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians. It's the sharpest criticism the U.S. has leveled at Israel over the more than three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. White House spokeswoman... more »
  • Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150 Play Video

    July 30, 2014 3:20 AM

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. Gaza health ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra says the area was busy Wednesday because residents... more »
  • Gaza official: At least 100 killed today in Gaza

    July 29, 2014 8:06 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza today. The high death toll comes as Israel has escalated its military offensive in the coastal strip. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the toll counts those killed... more »
  • Israel Cabinet discusses cease-fire

    July 25, 2014 2:12 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza. He spoke on condition of anonymity because Friday's deliberations are taking place behind closed doors. The office of Israeli Prime... more »
  • Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

    July 23, 2014 2:00 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in the conflict. The Palestinian Red Crescent says it's trying to evacuate... more »
  • Gaza official says Israeli shells hit hospital Play Video

    July 21, 2014 2:14 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian health official says Israeli tank shells have struck a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, killing four people and wounding 60. He says shells landed in the administration building, the intensive care unit and the surgery department. He says 30 of the... more »
  • Israel says 13 soldiers killed in Gaza fighting

    July 20, 2014 11:11 AM

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says 13 soldiers have been killed in fighting with Hamas militants in Gaza. The military says the soldiers were killing during its ground offensive Sunday. The deaths bring the total Israeli military casualties to 18. Two civilians have been killed by mortar and rocket attacks... more »
  • Israel PM: Military ready to expand Gaza offensive Play Video

    July 18, 2014 4:00 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel's prime minister says he has ordered the military to prepare for a "significant expansion" of its ground operation against Gaza militants. Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that the military has been instructed to deliver a blow to the Hamas tunnel network, which it could not do "only... more »
  • Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza

    July 17, 2014 3:02 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza. The army said in a statement late Thursday that after 10 days of Hamas attacks, it has "initiated a ground operation within the Gaza Strip." The army says the objective is to strike... more »
  • Israel says it foiled attack by Gaza infiltrators

    July 17, 2014 2:10 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli military says it thwarted an attack by 13 Gaza militants who sneaked into Israel through a tunnel. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, says the militants were identified some 820 feet inside Israel and were struck by Israeli aircraft. Lerner said the military believed... more »
  • US using all means to get Israel cease-fire

    July 16, 2014 5:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the United States will use all of its diplomatic resources and relationships to secure a deal on a cease-fire to end violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Obama says the U.S. supports Egypt's continued efforts to restore the 2012 cease-fire. He... more »
  • Israel targets homes of senior Hamas leaders Play Video

    July 16, 2014 2:08 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Hamas website says Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four of its senior leaders as it resumed bombardment of Gaza, following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort. Health officials say the Palestinian death toll in nine days of fighting has reached 204. Wednesday's... more »
  • Israel leader: World pressure won't stop offensive

    July 11, 2014 3:45 PM

    JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister says he will not cave in to international pressure to stop a military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu told a news conference Friday that Israel will continue its offensive until rocket fire out of Gaza is halted. He says he has had "good... more »
  • Hamas vows revenge after 7 members killed

    July 7, 2014 2:14 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza has vowed revenge for the death of seven of its members in an airstrike. Hamas' said "the enemy will pay a tremendous price," referring to Israel. The group said its men were killed in a tunnel. Two militants from... more »
  • Israel: Jewish attackers suspected in teen death

    July 6, 2014 11:11 AM

    JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities have confirmed they have arrested a number of Jewish suspects in the death of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off violent protests. In a statement, Israeli police said the suspects were arrested early Sunday. Israel's Shin Bet security agency says the suspects remain in custody... more »
  • Obama condemns terror against teens in Mideast

    June 30, 2014 3:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is condemning what he calls a "senseless act of terror against innocent youth" in the Mideast and offering U.S. help to find those who killed three teenagers. Obama is extending condolences to the families of the teens found by the Israeli military on Monday, two... more »
  • Obama meets with Mideast negotiators

    July 30, 2013 10:00 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has stepped into the Middle East peace process today, with a private White House meeting involving lead negotiators for the Israeli and Palestinian delegations. Despite the meeting, the official strategy for Obama is to take a mostly hands-off approach to the actual negotiations. Israeli and... more »
  • Obama: Israeli settlements not constructive

    March 21, 2013 9:41 AM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Barack Obama says he's told Israel's leaders the U.S. does not consider settlement activity in the West Bank to be constructive or appropriate. He says the activity does not advance the cause of peace. Obama spoke at a news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud... more »
  • US: Obama peace agenda 'urgent' on Israel visit

    February 6, 2013 6:30 AM

    JERUSALEM - The U.S. ambassador to Israel says President Barack Obama will bring an "urgent" peacemaking agenda to Israel on his upcoming visit, focusing on the region and the resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Dan Shapiro spoke to Israeli media Wednesday, a day after the White House... more »
  • Israel forging ahead after settlement plan backlash

    December 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    JERUSALEM - Israel is vowing to push ahead with the construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements, despite a wave of condemnations from the U.S. and Europe. Last week's U.N. decision to recognize a Palestinian state may be fueling a tougher stand around the world against Israeli... more »
  • US seeks way forward after Palestinian win at UN

    November 30, 2012 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is scrambling to salvage hopes for Mideast peace talks after the United Nations overwhelmingly voted to recognize a Palestinian state over vehement U.S. and Israeli objections. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is meeting senior Israeli and Palestinian officials Friday to try to plot a... more »
  • Palestinians celebrate UN statehood vote

    November 29, 2012 4:23 PM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians have erupted in wild cheers, hugging each other and honking car horns after the United Nations voted to grant them, at least formally, what they have long yearned for - a state of their own. In the central celebration in the West Bank city of... more »
  • Abbas: UN vote is 'investment in peace'

    November 29, 2012 1:26 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is appealing to all nations to vote in favor of a U.N. resolution recognizing the state of Palestine as "an investment in peace." In a statement ahead of today's General Assembly vote, Abbas says the Palestinians "remain committed" to a two-state solution to... more »
  • Helen Thomas retires in flap over Israel remark

    June 7, 2010 1:19 PM

    Longtime Washington journalist Helen Thomas abruptly retired Monday as a columnist for Hearst News Service following remarks she made about Israel that were denounced by the White House and her press corps colleagues. The 89-year-old Thomas, dean of the White House press corps, has long been a fixture in... more »
  • Obama administration concerned about Gaza incident

    May 31, 2010 7:55 AM

    The Obama administration is voicing concern about the Israeli commando attack on ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists on a mission to bring aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip. White House spokesman Bill Burton said Monday the United States "deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries sustained" in the incident.... more »

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