It’s significant that McDonough went to Berlin to meet his counterpart and not the other way around. Shows the US is concerned.
WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – The White House put pressure
on Israel on Monday to take greater steps to protect Palestinian
civilians from being killed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza
President Barack Obama, who repeated his position that
Israel had the right to defend itself against rocket and tunnel
attacks from Hamas militants, expressed serious concern over the
number of casualties on both sides.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The order did not include new exemptions for religious organizations, a move that was welcomed by gay rights activists.