Obama Works to Avert Israel-Egypt Break as Gaza Violence Persists

In conversation with Egypt's Morsi, American president condemns rocket fire from Strip, defends Israel's right to self-defense; Egyptian FM to Clinton: Stop Israeli aggression.

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to prevent any damage in the Israel-Egypt peace accord that might result from Operation Pillar of Defense taking place in the Gaza Strip. U.S. President Barack Obama spoke last night with Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi, and asked him not to take action that would worsen tensions with Israel.