President Obama Offers to Broker Hamas-Israeli Peace

White House announces intentions to help deescalate the violent conflict in the Middle East.
2:03 | 07/13/14

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President Obama has offered to broker a cease-fire here. It's unclear how much leverage the white house has since the Israelis are only escalating their attacks and the U.S. Doesn't have relgss with hamas. Let's bring in George S stephanopoulos. Does the U.S. Have leverage? Not really. There wi there are things going on behind the scenes. Secretary of state John Kerry is speaking to the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud abbas. You have Tony Blair going back and forth between the egyptianss and Palestinians as well. If there's more outcry over the civilian casualties, that could pressure a cease-fire. Does hamas want it. You have an exclusive interview with Eric holder this morning. You're going to talk about the immigration issue right now. The children at the border. Some 50,000 in the last year have come into this country. Somewhat the administration going to do about it? A huge surge. The president called this week for almost $4 billion to help. Members of congress say the price tag is way too high. A lot of republicans want a change in the law that gave special consideration to those children coming in from central America. They were not treated like those from Mexico and Canada. They say those children have to be treated the same way, sent back much more quickly. That creates consternation can democrats. The whole administration aid program is in a mixup. George has much more coming up on "This week." An update on the crisis in the middle east. The heroic sole survivor in the massacre in Texas.

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