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  11/19/2012, Kislev 5, 5773

Obama Calls Netanyahu, Morsi in Cease-Fire Effort

President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Monday amid efforts to broker
a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, the White House said.

During his conversation with the Egyptian president, Obama, who was in Cambodia on a three-nation tour in Southeast Asia, "underscored the necessity of Hamas ending rocket fire into Israel," a White House statement said.

"President Obama then called Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, and received an update on the situation in Gaza and Israel," the statement added.