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  • With cease-fire talks proceeding, Israel reportedly holding off on ground invasion

    November 20, 2012 | 9:12 am

    Israel reportedly has held off on a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip in order to give cease-fire talks a chance to work.

    News reports on Tuesday cited an unnamed Israeli official as saying that the ground invasion was delayed as Egypt attempts to negotiate a cease-fire between...

  • German foreign minister joins call for Olympics tribute to Munich 11

    June 28, 2012 | 10:12 am

    German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has joined the effort to urge the International Olympic Committee to hold a moment of silence at the London Olympics for the Munich 11.

    Westerwelle joins Canada’s House of Commons, 100 Australian lawmakers and the U.S. Senate in the call...

  • Westerwelle visits Gaza, refuses to meet Hamas

    November 8, 2010 | 10:57 am

    Germany’s foreign minister called on Israel to lift the blockade of Gaza and refused to meet with Hamas officials on a visit to the coastal strip.

    Guido Westerwelle crossed into Gaza from Israel during a visit to the region Monday.

    “The blockade of Gaza supports extremism and...