Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) meets with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the prime minister’s office on November 20, in Jerusalem, Israel. Clinton arrived in Israel as efforts to end the confrontation between Israel and Gaza escalated.(Getty Images)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) meets with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the prime minister’s office on November 20, in Jerusalem, Israel. Clinton arrived in Israel as efforts to end the confrontation between Israel and Gaza escalated.
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U.S. to Israel: That’s Enough

November 21, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
Obama administration reverses itself on ‘Pillar of Defense.’
 

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched Operation Pillar of Defense last Wednesday, Washington was quick to publicly back Israel’s right to defend itself. Since then, Israel has knocked out hundreds of terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip with a series of extremely precise air strikes.

After a few days of surgical strikes, however, President Obama’s support for the operation started to wane. During a press conference on Sunday, the president said that while Israel had a right to defend itself, he would prefer that Israel not send in troops.

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