In a move that had apparently been carefully choreographed by the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu picked up the phone today and called Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with an apology for the 2010 Israeli raid on a Turkish flotilla that killed nine Turkish citizens. Erdogan accepted.
At least four rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel on the second day of President Obama's three-day visit to Israel, and occurred hours before he traveled to Ramallah in the West Bank to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Two of the rockets fired Thursday morning landed in Sderot, damaging one home. The other two rockets are believed to have landed in Gaza.
It is not believed that Israel will retaliate during Obama's visit, according to reports.
More than a decade after Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was captured and murdered in Pakistan, Pakistani security officials captured a former terrorist leader who is believed to have planned the crime.