Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.
The secretary of state obviously prefers maintaining a strategic relationship with Egypt to dealing with Egypt's human rights violations.
The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence.
Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip.
The world's in chaos, but because of John Kerry the outlook in Afghanistan and Iran is better.
John Kerry files to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban, pushes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas.
With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants - the third since 2009.
Israel isn't going to stop until the tunnels are gone.
President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.
A gotcha on Fox News was the worst of what was already going to be a bad day for Kerry.
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