ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says it believes Israel “has the right to defend itself” against attack and that the Israelis will make their own decisions about their “military tactics and operations.”
A top aide to President Barack Obama tells reporters traveling with the president to Asia on Air Force One that the U.S. and Israel both want an end to the rocket fire that’s coming from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
Obama has spoken with the leaders of Egypt and Turkey, too.
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