Pillar of Defense Live Blog at Times of Israel (now closed):
05:08 Thursday morning
One unlikely outcome of the eight days of fighting from Gaza seems to be the forging of a new alliance between US President Barack Obama and his Egyptian counterpart Mohammed Morsi, according to the New York Times.
According to the paper, the two leaders spoke three times in 24 hours, and six times over the course of a few days, about the conflict in Gaza.
Obama was “impressed with the Egyptian leader’s pragmatic confidence. He sensed an engineer’s precision with surprisingly little ideology,” in the Times’s words.
According to Hassan al-Banna (1906-1949), founder of the Muslim Brotherhood: