Obama Hopes for Cease-fire Between Hamas and Israel

Obama Hopes for Cease-fire Between Hamas and Israel
Israeli soldiers talk atop a tank at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Yesterday, it looked like there was a good chance for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.  But that fell through. Now, ABC's Sam Donaldson says President Obama, who has avoided the conflict up until now, is getting involved.