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  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has instructed the country's military to launch a ground offensive in Gaza, his office said.

  • Why Israel launched a ground incursion

    Barak Barfi, Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, says Israel launched ground action, instead of an air campaign, because they didn't know the types of rockets Hamas is equipped with.

  • White House: Putin noted jet crash on call with Obama

    President Obama said his first priority in the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash is to find out if Americans were on board. CNBC's Eamon Javers outlines how Obama spent his day.

  • Obama's actions 'dimissive': Fmr. Gov. Gilmore

    Discussing President Obama's decision to attend a fundraiser on the same day of the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in Ukraine, and the events in Israel today, with former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas); former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-Va.); and former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.).

  • Israeli Ambassador: We must protect our population

    Insight to why Israel launched its ground invasion in Gaza tonight, and what the international community should focus on, with CNBC's John Harwood, and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer.

  • Fierce attack by Israel in Gaza

    NBC's Martin Fletcher provides insight to the reasons behind the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza.

  • Israel's consul-general: 'Enough is enough'

    Ido Aharoni, Israel's Consul General to New York, says a series of offensive actions by Palestinian militant group Hamas prompted Israel's ground invasion into Gaza late Thursday.

  • Israeli forces in Gaza

    NBC News' Richard Engel reports the Israeli military has called on Palestinians to stay away from areas close to the Israeli border, as a ground offensive in Gaza has been launched.

  • Pickering: US needs to 'weigh in heavily' for MH17

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Thomas Pickering discusses both big stories overseas today, including Israel launching a ground invasion in Gaza, and the Malaysia Airlines jet which was shot down in Ukraine.

  • Geopolitics to break the rally?

    Israeli Defense Forces have launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, questions whether this is a full blown invasion just yet.

  • Israeli PM confirms ground operation in Gaza

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Israeli Defense Forces has launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, targeting Hamas tunnels which enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks.

  • Feared Israeli ground invasion launched

    The Israeli Defense Forces have launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. NBC News' Martin Fletcher reports on the goal of the operation.

  • IDF begins ground operation in Gaza Strip

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports a new phase of Operation Protective Edge has begun in the Gaza Strip, which follows 10 days of Hamas attacks on Israel.

  • Israeli PM orders ground offensive on Gaza

    According to Reuters, the Israeli Prime Minister has instructed the military to begin its ground offensive in Gaza, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Israeli soldiers ride on an armored personnel carrier outside the Gaza Strip.

    Before fighting in Gaza can end, Hamas may need to address a problem—its payroll.

  • Israel resumes air strikes

    NBC's Martin Fletcher has the latest details on the growing tensions between Israel and Hamas.

  • File photo: Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Intense negotiations with Iran have yielded "tangible progress," but significant gaps remain, Secretary of State John Kerry says.

  • Egypt has offered a cease-fire plan in the Middle East conflict but Hamas rejected it saying it was not consulted, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher with the latest details on the crisis.

  • Egypt proposal signals 'international concern': Pro

    Graeme Bannerman, Scholar at the Middle East Institute, says a ceasefire proposal from Egypt indicates an "international concern that the situation in Gaza is getting out of control."

  • Iraqi Shiite men brandish their weapons as they show their willingness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities, on June 18, 2014, in the capital Baghdad.

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, shares his thoughts on the escalating violence in the Middle East, and weighs in on the challenges ahead for China, Brazil and Portugal.