Mideast Israel Palestinians US

November 20, 2012 - 8:34 PM
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leave after delivering joint statements in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. A diplomatic push to end Israel's nearly weeklong offensive in the Gaza Strip gained momentum Tuesday, with Egypt's president predicting that airstrikes would soon end, the U.S. secretary of state racing to the region and Israel's prime minister saying his country would be a "willing partner" to a cease-fire with the Islamic militant group Hamas.(AP Photo/Baz Ratner, Pool)