Skip to comments.Obama and Erdogan: Gaza violence hurts Mideast peace hopes
Posted on 11/16/2012 2:06:14 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed concern Friday that renewed violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip would damage the Middle East peace process.
"The two leaders shared their concerns about the dangers to civilian populations on both sides and expressed their common desire to see an end to the violence," the White House said, after Obama called the Turkish leader.
The White House had previously made it clear that it blames the Islamist movement Hamas for the latest round of fighting, urging it to halt the firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.
Turkey has been critical of Israel, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government of stepping up the conflict in order to win domestic political advantage ahead of January's parliamentary elections.
But both leaders shared the concern that the conflict is worsening.
"The president and prime minister agreed that the continued spiral of violence jeopardizes prospects for a durable, lasting peace in the region," the White House statement said.
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"Before this election they (Israel) shot these innocent people in Gaza for reasons they fabricated," he told reporters in Istanbul. "The dominant world powers are now making the Gaza people and fighters pay, and as the Republic of Turkey we are with our brothers in Gaza and their just cause."
“Peace Process”? It’s war you idiot! It’s always been a war and the only “process” the Muslims are interested in is the destruction of Israel.
If Israel does start a war,even King Dumbass will know it’s a war.Israel is just swatting flies at this stage.
did this traitor bastard obama bow facing forward in public or facing backwards in private or both?
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