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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

Kerry, McCain: Battle of the Nominees

When two decorated Vietnam War veterans, both winners of their parties’ nominations for president — and both losers of the general election — square off over differences in foreign policy, a war of political nerve might ensue. It did at...

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Ambassador to Algeria Henry Ensher (2nd L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) walk alongside Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra (4th R), Algerian Ambassador to the U.S. Abdallah Baali (3rd R), and Director General for the Americas at the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahcene Boukhalfa (2nd R), as they review an Algerian Honour Guard upon their arrival in Algiers, Algeria, on April 2, 2014.

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Ambassador to Algeria Henry Ensher (2nd L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) walk alongside Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra (4th R), Algerian Ambassador to the U.S. Abdallah Baali (3rd R), and Director General for the Americas at the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahcene Boukhalfa (2nd R), as they review an Algerian Honour Guard upon their arrival in Algiers, Algeria, on April 2, 2014.

Kerry to Middle East: ‘Just Do It’

In Algeria, proud of its World Cup qualification, soccer is on the minds of a lot of young people. Which offered a visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a chance to make a metaphorical diplomatic pitch — at  a...

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks alongside Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas following their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 21, 2012.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks alongside Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas following their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 21, 2012.

Obama, Kerry, Clinton: Mideast Redux

Updated at 11:20 am and 12:15 pm EDT It is Secretary of State John Kerry, after months of shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East, who has convinced Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to resume peace talks in Washington today — three...

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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the stage after speaking at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, on March 21, 2013.

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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the stage after speaking at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, on March 21, 2013.

Obama: Peace ‘Necessary, Just, Possible’ — yet ‘All Options on Table’

”All options are on the table.” President George W. Bush said so in 2006. President Barack Obama, who has said it repeatedly, said it again today. They were, and are, talking about Iran’s suspected ambitions of building a nuclear weapon....

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A Palestinian activist wearing a mask of President Barack Obama, holds a Rosa Parks' mug shot, in the West Bank town of Hebron, on March 20, 2013.

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A Palestinian activist wearing a mask of President Barack Obama, holds a Rosa Parks' mug shot, in the West Bank town of Hebron, on March 20, 2013.

Obama’s Welcome: Palestinian Rappers

Many Palestinians may not be as overjoyed about President Barack Obama’s arrival in the Middle East today as the Palestinian rappers in a video prepared by the American Consulate General in Israel suggests. “We welcome you to Palestine,” the rappers...

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Palestinian militants of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades stand guard on the roof of a building in the West Bank village of Saair on February 25, 2013 during the funeral of Arafat Jaradat, an inmate who died in an Israeli prison.

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Palestinian militants of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades stand guard on the roof of a building in the West Bank village of Saair on February 25, 2013 during the funeral of Arafat Jaradat, an inmate who died in an Israeli prison.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 48

That’s the percentage of Americans who favor putting more pressure on Palestinians than the Israelis amid the stalled Middle East peace process, according to Gallup. That compared with 25 percent who said the U.S. should put more pressure on the...

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An Israeli woman and her children stay in a large concrete pipe used as a bomb shelter after a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip on November 12, 2012 in Netivot, Israel.

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An Israeli woman and her children stay in a large concrete pipe used as a bomb shelter after a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip on November 12, 2012 in Netivot, Israel.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 64

That’s the percentage of Americans who say they’re more sympathetic to the Israelis than to the Palestinians amid stalled Middle East peace talks, according to Gallup. The 64 percent figure ties a 25-year high set in 1991 during the Persian...

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Palestinians wave national flags during a gathering in the West Bank city of Jenin on Nov. 29, 2012 to support Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas who is heading to the United Nations General Assembly today with huge backing for his bid for UN recognition of statehood.

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Palestinians wave national flags during a gathering in the West Bank city of Jenin on Nov. 29, 2012 to support Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas who is heading to the United Nations General Assembly today with huge backing for his bid for UN recognition of statehood.

Rice Riled by Palestine Placard

Just because a United Nations name plate calls you a state, that doesn’t make you one. Still, at the world body, any entity, state or non-state can name itself. Following a largely symbolic vote in the UN’s 193-member General Assembly,...

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Israeli soldiers keep watch as Palestinian youths demonstrate next to the security fence on the Gaza border east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Israeli soldiers keep watch as Palestinian youths demonstrate next to the security fence on the Gaza border east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 50

That’s the percentage of Americans who say they sympathize with the Israelis over the Palestinians in the Middle East conflict, according to the Pew Research Center. Ten percent said they sympathize with the Palestinians, while 13 percent said neither. The...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the 2012 Republican National Convention.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Christie on Romney: If Election Were Tomorrow `That Would Be a Problem’

Republican Mitt Romney has been forced to take a more aggressive tack after blow-back from his “47 percent” comments on a secretly recorded video released last week. Polls show him losing ground to President Barack Obama in some battleground states....

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