US Embassy Attacked in Tel Aviv, Israel

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head to the region after a security guard at the embassy was attacked.
1:59 | 11/20/12

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including the breaking news out of the middle east. A u.S. Embassy is attacked in israel by a man wielding an ax. It happened overnight. Christiane amanpour had been reporting that any ground invasion by israel is at hold at this hour. That is good news because that was a big step toward escalating in the violence. And hillary clinton on her way there to meet with all sides. Let's get to matt gutman in ramallah with the latest. Reporter: Anger rising in ramallah, where secretary of state clinton is to arrive later today. 40 miles west of her, in tel aviv, an israeli man stabbing a guard at the embassy, showing how tense things are here. An israeli man armed with an ax and a knife, stabbed a guard at the u.S. Embassy in tel aviv. The guard was wounded but apparently able to fire off a few shots. Secretary clinton arrives today in an attempt to calm a roiling middle east, with the administration coming under fire for its apparent lack of action. The conversations you're having with israel about this. Are you asking them to maybe rein things in? Reporter: Tensions here fraying. 70 miles south of here, in gaza. Israeli jets cratering over 100 targets, killing 5. And gaza militants blasted over 60 rockets in israel. And abc news was there as one family bolted to their bomb shelter when sirens sounded. The israeli cabinet is stepping back from the brink, postponing a ground invasion for a day, warning only a long-term cease-fire could avert a ground assault. And millions of palestinians living in the west bank. And with israel seeming to negotiate albeit indirectly with hamas, it's going to be a difficult task for secretary

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