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  • *United States condemns Hamas for rocket fire. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 16- Israel resumed its air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday a day after holding its fire in deference to an Egyptian-proposed cease-fire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks.

  • GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 15- Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, six hours after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed truce that failed to halt Hamas rocket attacks. "Hamas has fired 47 rockets since we suspended our strikes in Gaza.

  • *Hamas leader in Cairo says group undecided over truce. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 15- Hamas militants fired volleys of rockets from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, drawing a threat by Israel to abandon an Egyptian-proposed truce it had unilaterally accepted.

  • *Hamas leader in Cairo says group undecided over truce. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 15- Palestinian militants fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday after it agreed to an Egyptian proposal to end the week-old Gaza conflict, and a Hamas leader said the Islamist group was still undecided on whether to accept the ceasefire.

  • GAZA, July 10- The latest mini-war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas began with the Gaza- based militants eager to strike a blow, but the escalation that followed has left them physically and diplomatically exposed, with no ready way out.

  • The 15- member body will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday to discuss the violence that is building up to the most serious hostilities between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza since an eight-day war in 2012..

  • *Gaza rockets hit deeper inside Israel. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 9- Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 37 people in the Hamas- dominated enclave.

  • In a convoy that stretches hundreds of meters, the trucks travel east across northern Israel, bringing goods from Europe to customers in Jordan and beyond. The number of trucks crossing between Israel and Jordan has jumped some 300 percent since 2011, to 10,589 trucks a year, according to the Israel Airports Authority.

  • Israel welcomes tech-hungry Chinese investors Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    *Chinese investments in Israel rocket over last 3 years. Overshadowed by its high profile move into Africa, China's role in Israel as been growing fast, despite concern among Israelis that strategic assets may slip from their grasp.

  • JERUSALEM, April 24- Israel on Thursday suspended U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unexpected unity pact with the rival Islamist Hamas group.

  • How Israeli tech will help California's drought Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and California Gov. Jerry Brown (L) shake hands after signing a pact to strengthen economic and research ties between California and Israel at the Computer History Museum on March 5, 2014 in Mountain View, Calif.

    A deal made with Israel could help alleviate California's serious drought problem.

  • Israel helping California's drought issues     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited California last week to seal a deal to help with the state's drought problem. CNBC's Josh Lipton explains irrigation technology.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- President Barack Obama said on Monday that Russia violated international law with its military intervention in Ukraine and warned that the U.S. government would look at a series of economic and diplomatic sanctions to isolate Moscow.

  • Kerry: Iran nuclear talks 'important gaps' Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press upon his arrival in Geneva on November 8, 2013.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear program.

  • Egypt in turmoil: What the chaos means for the US Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:18 PM ET
    Plumes of smoke rise from a damaged petrol station during a violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013, in Cairo.

    Here's a look at what is happening in Cairo, how America is involved and what it means for the U.S. relationship with Israel and U.S. security.

  • Man Who Taught the Biggest Central Bankers Retires Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:55 AM ET
    Stanley Fischer

    Outgoing Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer's influence extends far beyond the halls of power in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv's financial district.

  • Israel’s President Calls for Two-State Solution Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Hebron, Israel

    Israeli President Shimon Peres called for the establishment of an Palestinian state, in an exclusive interview with CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Expect Improved US-Israel Ties: Pro     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 9:35 PM ET

    Ziad Asali, President & Founder at American Task Force on Palestine says Obama and Netanyahu will seek to strike a balance between their countries' interests and values.

  • CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports according to the exit polls, Benjamin Netanyahu has won 31 seats in Israel's 120-seat legislature.

  • Reuters World News Highlights at 1345 GMT, Nov 02 Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    BEIJING- Potentially sinister threats to China's ruling Communist Party sit unnoticed in cages perched on a rooftop above a small alleyway in southwestern Beijing.