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As Rockets Fly In Gaza, U.S. Influence Seems To Wane

Mon, November 19, 2012 8:00pm

Story by Michele Kelemen

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The Obama Administration is hoping allies like Egypt and Turkey use their influence to persuade Hamas to stop firing rockets into Israel. But can the U.S. count on that kind of help, with a new government Egypt that doesn't see things the same way? The U.S. has shown no sign that it will pressure Israel to ease tensions. Officials have repeatedly said that Israel has the right to defend itself.

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