November 17th, 2012
04:24 PM ET

Obama, Egypt's president discuss Gaza

President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy on Saturday to discuss the ongoing violence in Gaza.

Egypt's intelligence chief is spearheading talks with Hamas and Israel to forge a stop to the three days of warring that has engulfed Gaza and the Jewish state and head off an Israeli ground offensive into the besieged Palestinian territory.

Obama praised Egypt's efforts to de-escalate the situation, and said he hoped they worked. He also expressed regret for the loss of civilian lives.

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  1. Sayeef

    Safely after the election, President Obama no longer needs Jewish campaign contributions or votes. Zionism begins her death dance, insh Allah. Thank you, Obama, for the Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt. Thank you, Obama, for Ansar al Sharia in Libya.

    November 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey1313

      Hate to break it to ya, but obama doesn't support the terrorist netenyahoo.

      November 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Sayeef, the jewish campaign contributions were going to Romney, not Obama! Romney and Netanyahu were schoolmates and are friends. And Obamas shoulders are not big that they carry the weight of everything wrong in this world! Or perhaps you havent noticed?

    November 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    These countries problems are their own, purely from greed and hatred and have been going on for years! Longer than Obama, and probably you and i have been alive altogether!

    November 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rascal Rabble

    kinner difficult to de-escalate anything while missiles are being lobbed at you...hamas are the ones or maybe a disturber of peace in gaza territory initiated this conflict who have no love for the Palestinians or Jews...and i don't see why it would be of interest muslim brother hoods of egypt to squash this conflict considering they have no love for israel

    November 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      seems like somebody is doing
      some long term strategy here which extend beyond the immediate mechanics of israeli-hamas conflict...

      November 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey1313

      Rr, by hamas I assume you mean mosad, the most vile terror group on earth.

      November 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I was a little boy listening to news on the radio in Mississippi when my father explained to me that the chosen people were going back to the Promised Land, and that it was happening just as the Bible said it would. Those events, he said, proved that the Bible was true, and reinforced Christians' assurance of Salvation.
    Years later, my understanding of America's support of Zionism after WWII changed considerably. I don't see that period the way many others do.
    I hope that we keep oil flowing to the USA. My car uses a lot of gas.

    November 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rascal Rabble

    lol...so self-centered

    November 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Benn

    Maybe Obamo can make a deal with the Muslim brotherhood so everything we work for and everything we own can go to them. Maybe then him and his wife will be proud of America.

    November 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey1313

      It was the zion apoligest carter that started the treaty with egypt, giving them billions of dollars to not take what was rightfully theirs.

      November 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    You must be a different Benn.

    November 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO ©

    Anybody who can get Hamas to stop firing rockets without further bloodshed will be doing the world a big favour. We'll see what happens next.

    November 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Rascal, guess you rendered your jacker speechless with your 8:32 post! It was an awesome comeback and im impressed, good work girl! lol

    November 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. McCafee

    You shall never get it right.

    November 17, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hide Behind

    I wonder if they talked about th joint military exercizes being held by US and Israel at the same time Israel military is blowing the crap out of Palestinians?

    November 18, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ dazzle:
    Doing terrifically well, thanks. I get to read your posts, but we miss each other.

    November 18, 2012 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. Hide Behind

    C'MON CNN one of biggest military movements ny US military with both Israel and Jordan and just coincidently our whole missle defence establishment there as well.
    WE did. Not have that much fire power during IRAQ I.
    Was a time when CNN would of made news out of it not ignored it.
    I know, It is just a coincidence, history does that a lot lately.
    HAVE A GOOD DAY!

    November 18, 2012 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Okie dokie fake Joey! Have fun.

    November 18, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
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