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White House Condemns Obama-Netanyahu Transcript As Fake

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President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall during the Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at the Omni Shoreham Hotel Monday, July 28, 2014, in Washington. The President announced that the program will be renamed in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The summit is the lead-up event to next week’s inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest gathering any U.S. President has held with African heads of state. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Both the White House and Israel came out on Tuesday saying that a purportedly leaked transcript of a conversation between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fake.

The transcript claimed to show a phone call in which Obama demanded that Israel agree to a unilateral ceasefire in its war in Gaza. It was reported on Tuesday by Channel 1 News in Israel.

The National Security Council, however, tweeted Tuesday:

The Israeli prime minister's office tweeted identical messages moments later:

The intense fighting between Israel and Hamas has lasted three weeks now.
Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to the Middle East last week to try to broker a ceasefire, but has been met with criticism in Israel and no truce as of yet.