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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

August 6th, 2014
07:54 PM ET

Obama: "I have no sympathy for Hamas"

In a lengthy news conference with reporters Wednesday, President Obama defended Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas, saying he had no sympathy for the group classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S.

He does, however, have "great sympathy" for the ordinary people struggling in Gaza, he said, as he laid out the U.S. goals to end the violence.

August 6th, 2014
12:37 AM ET

Wolf presses Israeli Deputy Speaker

A controversial character himself, Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker of the Israeli parliament, responds to Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan after Hamdan called him out in a fiery interview with Wolf Blitzer. Feiglin, a conservative member of the Knesset, also defends his comments calling for Palestinians to move to "tent encampments" in Sinai.

MORE: Watch Wolf's fiery interview with Hamas's Osama Hamdan

August 5th, 2014
07:21 PM ET

Egypt the key truce-broker in Middle East deal

As an Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo for peace talks with Palestinian representatives, Egypt will, once again, play a crucial role as an intermediary. CNN's Elise Labott reports on what is different this time around.

August 4th, 2014
08:39 PM ET

Israel and Hamas accept new cease-fire

Late Monday, Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire proposed by Egypt. While both sides still appear suspicious of each other, the deal seems to be holding for the moment.

August 4th, 2014
08:09 PM ET

Wolf challenges Hamas leader

In a tense interview, Wolf Blitzer challenges the Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan on comments he made suggesting that Jews killed Christians and mixed their blood in holy matzo.

August 1st, 2014
07:07 PM ET

Israel-Hamas cease-fire collapses

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the collapse of the 72 hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.

August 1st, 2014
07:06 PM ET

Who violated the cease-fire agreement?

CNN's Tom Foreman tells the Israeli and Hamas versions of what allegedly happened during a cease-fire violation.

July 31st, 2014
07:12 PM ET

U.S., U.N. announce 72-hour cease-fire

The U.S. and U.N. have announced that all parties have agreed to a three-day unconditional cease-fire in Gaza.

MORE: Details of the humanitarian cease-fire - and what happens next

July 31st, 2014
07:08 PM ET

Lack of electricity fuels chaos in Gaza

After a strike on the only power plant in Gaza, CNN's John Vause reports on how the lack of power has exacerbated the suffering of those in Gaza - from traffic lights to hospitals.

July 30th, 2014
07:09 PM ET

Israeli Jews: Time to crush Hamas

Polls show Israeli Jews do not want a cease-fire. Instead, as CNN's Sara sidner reports, they want Hamas crushed.

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