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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of President Obama's call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

President Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu today to convey his condolences over the terrorist attack in Jerusalem yesterday, which killed one person and wounded many others, and to express his concern about the recent rocket and mortar attacks against Israel from Gaza.  The President reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security.  The Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the call and said that Israel would continue to update the United States on the investigation into the attack in Jerusalem.  The leaders agreed to remain in close touch on a range of regional security issues.