John Kerry: Netanyahu Asked Me To Help With A Ceasefire Staff
Posted: Jul 29, 2014 2:08 PM
JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: Now, on the subject of Israel. I've talked to Prime Minister Netanyahu two, three, four times a day in the last days. We continue to talk. Last night, we talked, and the Prime Minister talked to me about an idea and a possibility of a ceasefire. He raised it with me, as he has consistently. He has consistently said that he would embrace a ceasefire that permits Israel to protect itself against the tunnels and obviously not be disadvantaged for the great sacrifice that they've made in order to be able to protect themselves thus far. So the bottom line is, we are working very carefully and I think thoughtfully, with our Israeli friends, in order to be able to find a way to reduce the civilian loss of life.