What a surprise. “Obama pushed Israel to accept Egyptian cease-fire agreement friendly to Hamas,” by Neil Munro for the Daily Caller, November 21:
President Barack Obama pressured Israel’s prime minister to adopt a cease-fire agreement with Hamas that was pushed by Hamas” Egyptian ally, according to a White House statement released on Wednesday.
Obama “commended [Israel’s] Prime Minister for agreeing to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal — which the President recommended the Prime Minster do,” said the 12.31 a.m. EST statement from the White House.
The cease-fire terms released by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s office do not mention any binding curbs on its ally Hamas, nor any guarantees that would prevent another wave of Hamas rocket attacks against Israel….
In contrast to the applause given to Morsi, the White House statement about Obama’s phone call with Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was guarded.
“The President expressed his appreciation for the Prime Minister’s efforts to work with the new Egyptian government to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and a more durable solution to this problem,” said the statement, which did not include any mention of Obama thanking Netanyahu for agreeing to the cease-fire proposal….
Of course not.