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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Celebrated by Saban Forum

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Celebrated by Saban Forum
During her remarks, Clinton went into depth about her most recent experiences in the region, including the fighting between Israel and Hamas during operation Pillar of Defense. She also touched on a broad range of subjects including the deep cooperation between Israeli and American leaders, preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, and the potential for a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
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The UN, Susan Rice and Stevie Wonder Have More in Common Than You Might Think

The UN General Assembly voted to upgrade Palestine to the status of non-member observer state. As a result of the 138-9 vote (with 41 abstentions), "Palestine" now has the same status as the Vatican at the UN.
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Meet the Think Tankers Advising the U.S. Military in Kabul

Amid the media frenzy over former CIA director David Petraeus' extramarital affair, we were struck by a quick reference in a Washington Post story about Petraeus' time running the war in Afghanistan.
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Israeli Ambassador Oren Thanks Obama for Iron Dome

Last Wednesday, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren thanked President Barack Obama and the United States government for their support for Israel and the Iron Dome missile defense system. In his op-ed, Oren said that the development of the Iron Dome is a "metaphor" for the US-Israel relationship since the early 1990's.
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Photo Taken During Missile Alarm in Israel

The photo that gripped Israel.  A young mother protects her daughter during a siren in Ofakim.  This photo was taken by a 50 year old taxi driver who had stopped next to them.
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Obama: 'No Country Would Tolerate Missiles' (Except the Ones We Drone Strike)

In defending Israel's "right to defend" themselves, President Obama said "There's no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders..."
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Reports from Colleagues on Attacks on Israel and Gaza

My colleague Rabbi Rosalind Glazer sent the report that follows below moments ago, after emerging from the "safe room" at Kibbutz Revadim in the Northern Negev. While according to the JTA "three Israelis were killed when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit their apartment in southern Israel. The rocket that struck the Kiryat Malachi apartment on Thursday morning — one of at least 140 rockets fired from Gaza since the assassination late Wednesday afternoon of the Hamas military chief in Gaza, Ahmed Jabari — also injured a baby girl and a 4-year-old boy.
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Broadwell Defended Petraeus’ Village Destruction Policy

Paula Broadwell, whose affair with Gen. David Petraeus brought his career to a sudden end last week, had sought to help defend his decision in 2010 to allow village destruction in Afghanistan that not only violated his own previous guidance but the international laws of war.
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Israel Attacks Gaza

The latest updates on the Israel / Gaza happenings, including a discussion on the IDF's use of social media and "gamification" of war.
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Pentagon Nixed 1998 Probe of Iranian Nuclear Program

In 1998, the Defense Department vetoed a delegation of prominent U.S. nuclear specialists to go to Iran to investigate its nuclear program at the invitation of the government of newly-elected Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, according to the nuclear scientist who was organizing the mission.
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