1. HOPE

    Egypt: Some Possibility for Gaza Ceasefire

    Israelis take cover as an air raid siren warns of incoming rockets from Gaza as Iron Dome missile is launched in Tel Aviv, to intercept a rocket fired from Gaza, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    Oded Balilty / AP Photo

    Here’s hoping. At a joint news conference Saturday with Turkey, Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said there are “some indications” a ceasefire could be reached soon between Israel and Gaza, but that he did “not yet have firm guarantees.” Israel’s missile-defense system blocked a rocket fired at Tel Aviv Saturday, and pounded Gaza, where the death toll rose to 45. The Israeli army has authorized the call-up of as many as 75,000 reservists.

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