By Molly Seder WASHINGTON (VR) – Hundreds rallied outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC to demand an end to the ongoing airstrikes on the Gaza Strip that have killed more than 100 Palestinians.
By Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VR) –Israeli jets attacked at least 50 targets in the Gaza Strip earlier today. At least 15 people were reportedly killed, many others wounded. The action follows over 100 rockets being fired from Gaza into Israeli territory, failed US peace negotiations, the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers and a retaliatiatory murder by Israelis against a Palestinian teenager.
WASHINGTON – Egyptian officials have announced that the country has flooded the tunnels running under the border between Egypt and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, severing a major thoroughfare for getting good in and out of the largely isolated Palestinian territory.
WASHINGTON -- Palestine's new status may not help as much as previously hoped.
CAIRO -- Egyptian and Israli leaders meet today to hammer out more details in the Gaza Strip ceasefire, while Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has announced that he will not be seeking another term. What changes are on the horizon for the Gaza Strip?
GAZA CITY -- After eight days of incessant rocket fire, Israel and Gaza agreed to halt the violence. The cease-fire, brokered by Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, was hailed as a victory in Gaza, but was received with a more muted response from Israelis.
WASHINGTON – While Israel and Hamas, the militant group in Gaza, agreed on Wednesday to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire that puts an end to eight days of fighting, there’s no telling how long it will last and who will be the first to break bad.
GAZA CITY (AFP) - A ceasefire agreed between Israel and Hamas officially came into effect at 1900 GMT on Wednesday, on the basis of the text of the deal announced shortly beforehand in Egypt.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. and British policies in the Middle East treat Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood very differently, even when Hamas was originally an offshoot of the second.
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday agreed to "give a chance" to an Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire to end a week of bloodshed in and around Gaza, a statement from his office said.
CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr announced Wednesday that a truce had been agreed between Israel and Hamas to end a week of bloodshed in and around Gaza and said a ceasefire would take effect at 1900 GMT.
CAIRO (AFP) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday there were "many details to work out" before an agreement can be reached to end the Gaza conflict, as he called for an immediate ceasefire.
WASHINGTON -- As the conflict between Gaza and Israel intensifies, how much leverage does Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood have with the leaders of Hamas to stop the violence, along with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's influence with Israel?
WASHINGTON -- The United States has blocked a Russian-drafted ceasefire statement from the United Nations, but observers are still hoping Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be able to convince Israel that their use of force is unjust.
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States blocked a UN Security Council statement on Tuesday that called for a ceasefire in Gaza.
WASHINGTON – As violence continues between Israel and Gaza a lot of attention has been given to the Iron Dome, Israel's new missile defense system which has been highly effective in intercepting rocket fire from Gaza.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama has again called Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to discuss the situation in Gaza and "commended" his efforts to secure a truce, the White House said Tuesday.
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi said Israel's "aggression" against Gaza will end on Tuesday and Cairo-mediated truce efforts will produce results within hours, the official MENA news agency reported.
UNITED NATIONS-- Israel has announced that they will delay a ground invasion in order to debate a ceasefire. Voice of Russia interviews a scholar will will be traveling with UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon to oversee the talks.