Secretary Clinton traveled to Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Cairo, leaving from the East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on November 20, 2012. She met with regional leaders, starting with our Israeli partners, to consult on the situation in Gaza.
Her visits built on American engagement with regional leaders over the past days - including intensive engagement by President Obama with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Morsi - to support de-escalation of violence and a durable outcome that ends the rocket attacks on Israeli cities and towns and restores a broader calm. As President Obama noted in his conversations with President Morsi, we commend Egypt's efforts to de-escalate the situation and are hopeful that these efforts will be successful.
She emphasized the United States' interest in a peaceful outcome that protects and enhances Israel's security and regional stability; that can lead to improved conditions for the civilian residents of Gaza; and that can reopen the path to fulfill the aspirations of Palestinians and Israelis for two states living in peace and security. She continued to express U.S. concern for the loss of civilian life on both sides.
11/21/2012 Remarks With Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr
11/21/2012 Today's Bus Bombing in Tel Aviv
11/20/2012 Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benajim Netanyahu