Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:16 PM
bigtree (50,889 posts)
WH says Pres Obama phoned Israeli PM Netanyahu and told him to STFU
President Obama returns from a trip to Thailand, Burma and Cambodia,
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WH statement makes it clear that POTUS recommended to Bibi that he accept the ceasefire http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/israel-palestinian-ceasefire-deal-likely-to-be-ann … via @buzzfeedpol
WH says Pres Obama phoned Israeli PM Netanyahu and told him to STFU GTFOH AND SIT YOUR ASS DOWN!
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Sec. Clinton didn't do so bad, herself . . .
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced from Cairo a ceasefire fire between Israel and Hamas in a deal brokered by Egypt.
Clinton described the crisis as "a critical moment for the region."
The agreement is effective at 2:00 pm ET Wednesday, according to the AP.
The White House was optimistic there would be at least a ceasefire with someone at the level of Clinton heading to the region.
Sec. Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu announce cease-fire
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WH says Pres Obama phoned Israeli PM Netanyahu and told him to STFU (Original post)
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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:37 PM
Enrique (23,857 posts)
1. Bibi initiated the call
the actual news sounds very good, credit to everyone, Obama, Hillary, Bibi, Morsi. Hope they can keep it together
Obama "expressed his appreciation for the prime minister's efforts to work with the new Egyptian government to achieve a sustainable cease-fire and a more durable solution to this problem," the White House said. Netanyahu initiated the call, according to an Obama aide.
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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:04 PM
ProSense (108,071 posts)
2. Readout of the President’s Call to Prime Minister Netanyahu
Readout of the President’s Call to Prime Minister Netanyahu
President Obama spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu today and reiterated his commitment to Israel’s security.
The President made clear that no country can be expected to tolerate rocket attacks against civilians.
The President expressed his appreciation for the Prime Minister’s efforts to work with the new Egyptian government to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and a more durable solution to this problem.
The President commended the Prime Minister for agreeing to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal – which the President recommended the Prime Minster do – while reiterating that Israel maintains the right to defend itself.
The President said that the United States would use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs, especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza.
The President said that he was committed to seeking additional funding for Iron Dome and other US-Israel missile defense programs.
Obama Thanked Morsi For Role In Cease-Fire Negotiations
President Obama spoke with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Wednesday and thanked him for his role in the cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas Wednesday.
From the White House press office:
President Obama spoke to President Morsi today. The President thanked President Morsi for his efforts to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and for his personal leadership in negotiating a ceasefire proposal. President Morsi expressed appreciation for President Obama’s efforts in this regard.
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