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Crossing the wires -- from the Middle East Hamas now saying this conflict is all the faulted Israel.
And it -- once the violence to -- Israel needs to give into the group's demands we -- spoke to the Israeli ambassador.
Here in the US he says the burden is entirely on Hamas.
And President Obama over the weekend saying that Israel has every right to protect itself.
There's no country on earth that would tolerate.
Missiles raining down upon its citizens from outside its borders.
We are fully supportive of Israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on.
And workplaces and potentially killing so civilians.
And we will continue to support Israel's.
Right to defend itself.
Now let's get to the White House our chief White House correspondent and Henry live there in the north -- -- had the presence traveling in southeast Asia.
How is he treating this conflict good morning.
-- good morning bill in addition to what you just played with the president one ought to say that he's concerned what he wants Israel that the right to defend itself he doesn't want any more escalation here and what.
Senior White House officials say the administration is focused on is trying to get allies in the region to talk to both sides about.
As well as his secretary of state Hillary Clinton we're told the Secretary Clinton the last couple of days -- -- -- leaders from France the Turks the egyptians trying to talk to key allies in the region to get this situation calmed down they just named as the White House has made a lot of head of how.
This is the last time -- secretary of state.
That outgoing Secretary Clinton will be traveling with the president there were hoping that this entire trip would be about openness and Asia other allies we have in that region that we don't have to rely so much on try to.
All of that being overshadowed by -- violence in the media are now does this flare up and attacks does it say anything about the president's middle east policy in the wake of the of the Arab Spring which is change that entire region still doubts.
No question that this is put the administration a -- on defense about whether or not they have a coherent policy.
In dealing with the Arab Spring the president got a question about that in fact at a news conference in Thailand take a listen how he responded.
Let's just remember that.
Same situation arose just a couple years ago before the -- for.
I don't think anybody would suggest somehow that.
Unique to democratization.
In the region that there's a conflict between.
The Israelis and Palestinians that's been going on for several decades now.
But the reality this reelected president is now confronting is not just the conflict.
During the Israelis and Palestinians that goes on you've got the crisis in Syria Iran moving closer to getting nuclear weapons of mideast is a tinderbox right now.
Big big challenge for this white indeed it is Ed Henry thank you from the north -- -- -- Appreciate.
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