Jerusalem: Obama To Israel: Immediate Cease-fire In Gaza ‘imperative’ | Israel | Mcclatchy Dc

official website Diplomatic contacts to arrange a broader seven-day cease-fire leading to negotiations on a durable truce appeared to be mired in disagreements over the terms, amid signs of dissatisfaction in Israel over the mediation efforts of Secretary of State John Kerry. Israeli officials said Kerry’s most recent ceasefire proposal, rejected by Israel, tilted toward Hamas and failed to take into account Israeli demands to demilitarize the Gaza Strip by ridding it of Hamas rockets and attack tunnels. The diplomatic deadlock has led to the prolongation of fighting that has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 Palestinians and wounded more than 6,000, according to Gaza health officials. The United Nations says that three-quarters of the dead in Gaza are civilians, including more than 200 children. Some 200,000 Palestinians have been displaced by the fighting, and most are sheltering in UN schools. Two Israeli civilians and a Thai laborer have been killed in rocket strikes on Israel, and 43 Israeli soldiers have been killed in ground combat.
Source: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/07/27/234571/gaza-truce-collapses-israel-hamas.html

Obama, senior EU officials barred from Chechnya – Yahoo News

The White House says Obama and Netanyahu spoke Sunday about the ongoing violence in the region and the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza. Obama also reiterated that Israel has a right to defend itself and condemned Hamas’ rocket attacks. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Obama says a lasting peace will ultimately require a demilitarized Gaza and dismantling of terror groups. The U.S. president is also pushing for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire that would allow Israeli and Palestinian civilians to return to normalcy.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/27/gaza-crisis-obama-tells-netanyahu-us-worried-about-mounting-deaths/

Gaza crisis: Obama tells Netanyahu US worried about mounting deaths | Fox News

The club also boasts a history of U.S. presidents being members or visitors. Presidents Calvin Coolidge, Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Woodrow Wilson and Warren Harding were lifetime members. Wilbon also was a member of Obama’s golf party when the president played two weeks ago at a different private club in Maryland. Related Topics: U.S.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/obama-plays-golf-espn-hosts-24727698

Obama: US worried about worsening Gaza conditions – ABC15 Arizona

The White House says Obama and Netanyahu spoke Sunday about the ongoing violence in the region and the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza. Obama also reiterated that Israel has a right to defend itself and condemned Hamas’ rocket attacks. RELATED: Hamas agrees to 24-hour truce Obama says a lasting peace will ultimately require a demilitarized Gaza and dismantling of terror groups. The U.S. president is also pushing for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire that would allow Israeli and Palestinian civilians to return to normalcy. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
Source: http://www.abc15.com/news/national/obama-us-worried-about-worsening-gaza-conditions

Obama Plays Golf With ESPN Hosts – ABC News

President Barack Obama speaks to the media, while meeting with El Salvador’s President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, Guatemala’s President Otto Perez Molina, and Honduran President Juan Hernandez, to discuss Central American immigration and the border crisis in the Cabinet Room of the White House Friday, July 25, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo) MOSCOW (AP) Although Russia has not responded to U.S. sanctions by putting a travel ban on President Barack Obama, there’s one part of the country he’s blocked from: Chechnya. The president of the small Russian republic that was the scene of two devastating separatist wars in the past 20 years on Saturday said he was placing Obama on a list of people banned from visiting. Also on the list are European Union figures Jose Manuel Barroso, Herbert Van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton. Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on his Instagram account Saturday that the ban is in response to U.S.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-senior-eu-officials-barred-chechnya-161939016.html

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