Early this morning, Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Cairo to join diplomatic efforts to bring stability to the Middle East. His trip follows a weekend that saw a sharp increase in casualties, with Sunday marking the deadliest day for both Israelis and Palestinians.
Kerry is expected to push for a return to the truce agreed to in November 2012, as well as encouraging Hamas to agree to the Egypt-proposed ceasefire.
Since fighting broke out two weeks ago, more than 20 Israelis have been killed. Two of the Israeli soldiers killed were from the U.S.: Max Steinberg, 24, of California and Sean Carmeli, 21, of Texas. Read more.