November 20th, 2012
02:51 AM ET

Clinton heading to Israel

As explosions terrorized both Palestinians and Israelis for a seventh day Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was heading to the region in an attempt to help resolve the incessant violence.

Meanwhile, Israel said it's holding off on a military ground offensive in "to give time - limited time - for a diplomatic solution," an Israeli official close to the negotiations said. "That solution must result in no more Hamas rockets fired on Israel."

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  1. Pen

    I have absolutely no doubt what so ever that this will end well.

    November 20, 2012 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. Thinker23

    One side can start and maintain a war. BOTH sides are necessary to make peace. As long as the Palestinians are refusing to recognize Israel, stop violence and NEGOTIATE a peace agreement the war will continue.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. Benn

    I'm sure glad we don't live over there. They don't have Thanksgiving or Christmas either. They have to work every day this week.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. RevNowWhileWeCan

    Also, to those who say the Palestinians hide behind women and children. That is false! The Palestinian people have NO air force, navy or and armed forces as does Israel! They live and walk freely in their ever shrinking land and have nowhere to hide.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      If the Palestinians did not like the current arrangement they would NEGOTIATE A BETTER DEAL long ago... As long as the Palestinians are willing the war to continue it will continue and more Palestinians will be killed... and YES, they TARGET Israeli civilians while HIDING among their own civilians.

      November 20, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joel

    M ohammedites, P alestinians, and G azans, are at war with the e ntire non m uslim world.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. James

    It really seems Obama could have chosen a better secretary than Hillary. Secretaries are supposed to be young and cute and wear short skirts. Hillary meets none of those requirements. Hopefully since he has now been reelected he will hire a pretty secretary. One that takes dictation.

    November 20, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. Melanie

    The Obama administration must not be taking this problem seriously. By just sending his secretary over there to check thing out, he is showing contempt for everyone involved. Maybe she can pick up his dry cleaning and fetch the men some coffee.

    November 20, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    Finally the US is stepping up to the plate by sending Clinton and a few warships over there...all we need now is the Chinese and Russians to stick their noses in and we will have the major conflict we are all hoping for.

    November 20, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. the prophet

    Hillary is the perfect mediator for peace in the middle east, she succeeded in Ireland with the so called terrorist groups there. The group became part of the Government in parliament, yes Hamas should be part the government parliament in Israel too peace will be instant log permanent terrorist. as long as the Israelis are not whiling to share and compromise there will not be any peace ever, one can count on it.

    November 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |