Obama telephones Netanyahu over terrorist bombing

AP News
Posted: Mar 24, 2011 5:22 PM
Obama telephones Netanyahu over terrorist bombing

President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel's security in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) following a deadly bombing at a bus stop in Jerusalem.

Obama also extended his condolences and expressed concern about recent rocket and mortar attacks against Israel from Gaza.

The White House says Netanyahu pledged to update the U.S. on the bombing investigation. The bombing Wednesday afternoon at a crowded bus stop killed a 59-year-old British woman and wounded more than 20 other people, including five Americans.

Israeli authorities said it was the first major attack by Palestinian militants in the city in several years.