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News alert it has escalated the Middle East on the brink of war I cease fire will not happen at least not for now.
As Israel and Hamas intensified their attacks and warnings there sirens are blaring.
The danger is.
Growing as people across the Middle East are scrambling to find safety.
And tonight and secretary of state Hillary Clinton making an emergency visit to Israel.
Making a late night visit to Israeli prime minister Netanyahu.
And tomorrow Secretary Clinton has to Ramallah and that's in the morning and then that Cairo Egypt to meet with president Morrissey.
The burning question.
I -- or gain ground war.
Secretary no country.
I was told it was -- deterrence.
It's that -- in the -- suited.
-- -- I just got off the phone with the Israeli ambassador to.
Washington Michael -- he says that as of right now there is no agreement to a cease fire.
By the Israelis in the Gaza Strip here.
All hoping for -- the escalation -- all of for restoration of calm were all hoping.
To open space.
For deeper broader conversation that is obviously the goal.
I know how good news this confusion is here and he's not a must decide.
-- -- -- crown corporation.
President Obama us news come to Israel apparently a massive.
America's commitment to Israel's security is rock solid.
That is why we believe it is essential to.
But this hour I can tell you that the future of diplomacy here still remains very uncertain what I can tell you for sure.
Is that this air -- today did it intensify.
He militants in Gaza fired more than 150.
Rockets -- Israel.
The long term solution.
Could be put in place through diplomatic news.
Good news who do you really important so huge.
-- stronger military action is necessary.
To stop the constant -- world of laughter.
What is necessary.
To defend it from.
The big question is -- anybody can really control Hamas which as you said is a terror organization who -- People in -- from killing civilians and.
And it's nice Secretary Clinton rushing from Cambodia to Tel Aviv were earlier today a rocket struck -- populated area -- take Clinton immediately meeting with the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu the talks went late into the night so -- US -- -- can for its ally former near city -- County judge is -- -- good evening Greta.
Let me jump to the -- the thing that's ever run Evans afraid of that there is no truce and that does result in a ground war tell -- then what plays out what happens.
Well I mean I first -- hope there's a truce but I hope to truces on sensible terms.
A truce can be achieved very simply -- that the Palestinians.
Not firing -- 130 rockets today into Israel.
And I don't think there's a moral equivalency here between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.
And I don't think guard government's gonna do any good here trying to create a moral equivalency so I hope they're not they're trying to do that.
I think that big a ground war.
Is obviously gonna test.
Where is Egypt whereas Turkey.
We know where Iran is Iran is arming.
The the Hamas the missiles or at least a lot of them seem to come out of Iran.
So and in -- essence this seems to me to be something that is being provoked by Iran and -- certainly has been encouraged by Egypt and Turkey.
By immediately taking the side of Hamas which is extraordinary.
I so if the whole idea is if -- -- viewed it with Hamas in order to get Hamas to step down from its fire rockets into Israel and -- and -- in the what has been provocative the last weeks and months.
-- -- it'll take a look at yet Hamas why in the world would anyone think that Hamas is going to reach -- -- say -- consumed with hatred of Israel.
They walked they what they were very tight and close to the Iran.
Today they'd be identified six people who they thought were conspiring with the Israelis and they executed in -- -- one body industry.
They use civilians as shields you know where in the world is anyone going to mean even if you do strike some sort temporary DO.
Why in the world would you ever think that it would stick or -- Right.
You know you have to be to terribly unrealistic to think that I I thought the Secretary General Scott comments about you know everybody should should show restraint this kind of absurd.
I mean the reality is if somebody.
Lobbed a 130 bombs on New York we wouldn't show any restraint.
And we shouldn't show restraint if we want to protect the lives of our people mean the reality is.
That Hamas has provoked this completely Israel is acting.
100% in self defense I feel a little bit happier if our government if the Obama administration -- a little more precise about that and not play this game that.
This is basically a situation where we have to.
There's only one side that needs to be.
They continue to do it I have no doubt that Israel will and invade them and have to take matters into their own hands and try to do the best they can and destroy Hamas.
Would you be catastrophic to the many Palestinians in Gaza who are not part of Hamas miss you at this question but the escalate according to the State Department -- secretary of state Hillary Clinton met tonight.
With -- prime minister Netanyahu spent about two hours talking one -- was about this topic of how -- -- -- that I think that congress say we what is that congress say hi how you can't imagine.
What can come and ended the conversation about the escalation has to be has to be with the Palestinians that I don't know what she could have been -- saying -- -- I mean.
Committed to it and it's absurd and it it's again part of this moral equivalency.
Thing -- we've been going through for twenty years in the way in which we deal with this.
Which only encourages Hamas Hamas is now further encouraged by a Muslim brother running Egypt Morsi who takes their sides.
An Islamic government in Turkey the takes their sides and of course Iran.
That is oh -- looking forward to this proxy war kinda test Israel she would Israel is able accomplish.
I think part of what Israel has to accomplish here also is to try and I disarm Hamas.
So that Hamas can't become a weapon against them if they have to ever ever attacked Iran.
I don't know how much choice there's probably zero.
But the whole idea the president -- seat of Egypt is the one who is going to brokered the deal.
First of -- I did -- Israel -- terrorist states and he's obviously he had taken his side in this in this immediately.
His country has been the country that that Iran sent the use these missiles that can reach Tel Aviv and and -- -- Have been to have been laundered through the Sudan.
Laundered through Egypt laundered into the Gaza into Hamas when they're -- each it's up to their eyeballs in supplying.
-- that -- -- when these weapons that can not reach these cities -- -- he's the.
Her yeah and this is the guy who wants to have the blind -- released from the federal prison where is serving a hundred years for trying to bomb the hell out of my city.
So it gives me it gives me real pause as to who we have doing this is certainly to -- seem to be an honest broker.
He's someone who is completely on the side of -- -- has made it clear that he supports Islamic extremists.
Terrorism what what if if you were interested in peace here.
What you would be saying to Hamas is standout.
If you keep lobbying.
Missiles into Israel you're gonna get attacked.
-- you're -- and -- and the the the Palestinian Authority in particular Hamas has completely provoked us.
And I don't see that that Benjamin Netanyahu has much of the choice the fact I think he has already been restrained in his response.
Basically there -- their response has been to defend themselves with was shooting down the missiles that are coming in in there.
And then taking aerial action so far and they've been waiting a very long time to take to take further action -- namely an invasion.
Well it's almost -- Israel and that -- -- -- -- -- right now we don't have a cease fire and I'm hoping -- -- you -- -- -- sometimes you have an escalation of fighting.
Right before a cease fire so everybody can establish position.
So let's hope that's it but let's also hope that we have a real cease fire.
And we don't have Israel having to back down and then you know three days later -- must start lobbying missiles and again.
But very troubling and that it mean an -- I hope that happens but -- -- that -- play -- the -- -- nasty war game this past week Hamas has resulted in many civilians being killed.
And so there's been a huge you know personal costs for many love this you know well this did this provocation has been going -- but that.
-- -- -- the last quarter and that thank you sir.
Thank you very much -- -- -- -- happy every Thanksgiving.
Saying you -- and it.
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