Obama speaks with Netanyahu, Morsi on Gaza escalation

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday night spoke with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi about the escalation in Gaza and southern Israel.
Obama expressed support for "Israel’s right to self-defense in light of the barrage of rocket attacks being launched from Gaza against Israeli civilians," according to a White House press release.
In his conversation with Morsi, Obama reiterated Israel's right to self-defense and expressed hope that Egypt would play a stabilizing role in the region.