Obama talks Israel with Turkey's PM

2012-11-17 19:39

Aboard Air Force One - US President Barack Obama called Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to discuss how the two countries could help bring an end to escalating violence between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, a White House official said on Saturday.

Ben Rhodes, White House deputy national security adviser, told reporters that the United States "wants the same thing as the Israelis want", which is an end to rocket attacks on Israel by Palestinian militants in Gaza.

The United States is emphasising diplomacy and "de-escalation" as keys to solving the conflict, Rhodes said.

  • matusowsky - 2012-11-17 20:14

    Just invade gaza, rid the entire place of terrorists, pull out. It's about time the PA resumed authority in Gaza, an authority forcefully taken by the terrorists Hamas.

      Umm Umair - 2012-11-17 20:30

      Mainstream media is controlled by israel nd its US allies. they have managed to infiltrate ur shallow mind with their propaganda. they have made the term terrorist very cheap

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-11-17 20:54

      In the free world the media are separate entities from the state and privatly owned. Not so in Communist states or dictatorships which I suspect are the kind of regimes that you support

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-17 22:05

      Umm, that's stupid and infantile.

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-11-18 09:43

      Does that include Al Jazeera?

  • Sammy Willow - 2012-11-17 20:43

    this will never ever ever stop, until they eventually bomb the sh@t out each other

  • Umm Umair - 2012-11-17 21:34

    What stops the privately owned media to be in cahoots with the state? riley

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-17 22:06

      One group of people resented and opposed the creation of an Israeli homeland for the Jewish people after the horrors of World War II, notwithstanding that the amount of land was a tiny, minuscule slither relative to their vast lands, and Jewish people had inhabited that land for millennia. Guess which group that was, and is.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-18 01:13

      History according to Muedes.

      moses.mabhida.52 - 2012-11-18 01:40

      Fred you 100 percent correct. Christians have many countries, so do Hindus and Buddhists some are even atheist, furthermore there are 50 Muslim states. There is only one jewish country... And is as small as gauteng, this is still too big for the very racists Muslim world. That is why I support the Jewish state and the good people that inhabit it.

  • Aslam Farouk - 2012-11-17 22:09

    once again da usa wana put der noses where it dnt belong “typical”Thousands of ppl died in African countries due 2 civil war,innocent women n children were brutalised!Howcome usa didnt help?Simple answer 2 dat-NO SELF GAIN 4 them! GO 2 HELL USA!

      Raymon - 2012-11-18 00:55

      Asam, one word for you. Idiot!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-18 01:13

      He can't even speak properly. Zolled up.

  • philip.gray.10048 - 2012-11-18 01:33

    The Palestinian terrorists do not want peace. They think it is their God given right to attack Israel whenever the mood takes them. They then get filled with righteous indignation when Israel retaliates. Their idiotic position is that they have the right to attack Israel and that Israel does not have the right to defend itself. The anti-Israel block seem to be having fits over Israel's response to this latest round of Palestinian aggression.

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-11-18 09:45

      What country would sit back with thousands of rockets...intentionally fired at civilian targets?

  • peter.cornelius.39 - 2012-11-18 10:27

    If Cypress were to attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?

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