An elderly Palestinian walks next to a destroyed building after an Israeli strike in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leave after delivering joint statements in Jerusalem Tuesday. A diplomatic push to end Israel's nearly weeklong offensive in the Gaza Strip gained momentum Tuesday.
Hundreds from the Chicago area rallied outside the Thompson Center to show their support for Israel Tuesday.
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Israel and the Hamas militant group edged closer to a cease-fire Tuesday to end a weeklong Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, but after a day of furious diplomatic efforts involving the U.S. secretary of state, U.N. chief and Egypt's president, a deal remained elusive and fighting raged on both sides of the border.