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November 14, 2012 9:22 pm

President Obama Speaks to Netanyahu, Morsi, Backs “Israel’s Right to Self-Defense”

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President Obama spoke on the phone today to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu following an escalation of rocket attacks on southern Israeli towns, and Israel’s targeted strikes on Gaza’s terror infrastructure according to an email send to The Algemeiner by the White House.

The email reads:

“The President reiterated to Prime Minister Netanyahu the United States’ support for Israel’s right to self-defense in light of the barrage of rocket attacks being launched from Gaza against Israeli civilians.  The President urged Prime Minister Netanyahu to make every effort to avoid civilian casualties.  The two agreed that Hamas needs to stop its attacks on Israel to allow the situation to de-escalate.  The two leaders agreed to stay in close touch in the coming days.  Earlier today, Vice President Biden received a briefing from Prime Minister Netanyahu on the events in Gaza.”

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The President also spoke to Egyptian President Morsi, who withdrew his ambassador to Israel in response to Israel’s efforts. Obama spoke to Morsi because of “Egypt’s central role in preserving regional security,” according to the White House.

The White House email details their discussion:

“In their conversation, President Obama condemned the rocket fire from Gaza into Israel and reiterated Israel’s right to self-defense.  The two leaders agreed on the importance of working to de-escalate the situation as quickly as possible and agreed to stay in close touch in the days ahead.”

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  • Lawrence Kulak

    If Hillary Clinton had been President, G-d forbid, we might have seen a response from the Oval office to Netanyahu more along the lines of Morsi. When Obama told Aipac that he “had Israel’s back” I believe that he was being truthful. He may just hope that he never has to make good on that which is ok too.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    More leading from so far behind that he’ll arrive just after it’s over and decide….to blame the Jews.

    Obama 2012, Lean Forward….until you fall over and break your teeth.

  • Don Laird

    Godspeed Israel!!!!

    Wipe every one of those terrorist bastards from the face of the earth….they are nothing more than a festering sore on the ass of humanity…….

    You are fully supported….now get out there and snatch the life from the miserable bodies of these terrorists.

    Regards, Don Laird
    Edson, Alberta, Canada