US President Barack Obama phoned Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to discuss how the two nations could help bring an end to rising violence between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, a White House spokesperson has said.
Ben Rhodes, White House deputy national security adviser, told reporters the United States "wants the same thing as the Israelis want," which is an end to rocket attacks on Israel by Palestinian militants in Gaza.
The United States is stressing diplomacy and "de-escalation" as keys to solving the conflict, Rhodes said.
Today's bombing in Tel Aviv is reminiscent of six years ago and could mark a serious escalation in the conflict.
A truce in Gaza suits all sides but none of the groups seem interested in a long-lasting solution.
A complex system of air defences has been instrumental in protecting Israel's population from incoming rockets.