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  • Israel said to accept U.S. offer in search for teens’ murderers

    1 week ago

    Israel accepted U.S. assistance in its search for the murderers of three kidnapped teenagers, U.S. deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said.

    “We’ve just offered to provide whatever assistance we can,” Rhodes said Tuesday in a briefing for the foreign press when asked what...

  • Obama will tell Israelis: take Arab opinion into account

    March 15, 2013 | 8:05 am

    President Obama plans to talk in Jerusalem about how Israel needs to do a better job of taking Arab public opinion into account, an Obama adviser said.

    "Israel as it makes peace is going to have recognize the broader role of public opinion in peacemaking," Ben Rhodes, the deputy...

  • Obama discusses violence in Israel, Gaza with Turkish Prime Minister

    November 17, 2012 | 11:20 am

    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 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 emphasizing diplomacy and "de-escalation" as keys to solving the conflict, Rhodes said.

  • U.S. urges Turkey, Egypt, others to encourage Hamas to de-escalate

    November 15, 2012 | 1:13 pm

    The United States has asked countries that have contact with Hamas to urge the group to stop its recent rocket attacks from Gaza, a White House adviser said on Thursday.

    "We've ... urged those that have a degree of influence with Hamas such as Turkey, and Egypt and some of our...

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