July 31st, 2014
09:58 PM ET

Israel's complicated relationship with the United Nations

The United Nations helped broker the the 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

It comes after the U.N. says several U.N. schools that were being used as shelters by Palestinians were shelled by Israel.

The history of strained relations between Israel and the U.N. goes back decades.

Richard Roth has the story.

Filed under: Gaza Strip • United Nations
July 31st, 2014
09:47 PM ET

What will it take for the ceasefire to succeed?

For the first time in weeks, Gaza and Israel are bracing for quiet.

Both sides agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire and negotiations that could lead to a longer cessation of violence.

Erin discussed the deal and the likelihood that it will succeed with Dan Senor, Co-Founder of the Foreign Policy Initiative and James Zogby who is the President of the Arab American Institute.

Wolf Blitzer broke the news live on Outfront, that Israel officially agreed to the cease-fire deal.

Filed under: Gaza Strip
July 2nd, 2014
08:30 PM ET

Palestinian teen's body found in Jerusalem: Was it retaliation for the murder of three Israeli teens?

Tensions are rising in the Middle East amid accusations of a revenge killing.

Israelis and Palestinians are engaged in new and violent clashes after another teen is found murdered.

Palestinian teen's abduction, killing intensifies tensions in Mideast

Israeli police say they are looking into whether the teen's death was retaliation for the killings of three Israeli teens in the West Bank.

OutFront, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Spokesman Mark Regev.

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Filed under: Gaza Strip • Hamas • International • Israel • Middle East • News