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    President Obama on U.S.-Israel Relations

    President Obama talked about issues affecting U.S. relations with Israel. He was interviewed by Haim Saban. The discussion focused on the deal made with Iran to curtail their…

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Remarks

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. Clinton criticized Israel for its announcement that it would create 3,000 new…

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    Book Discussion on Inside Hamas

    Zaki Chehab talked about his book Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement, published by Nation Books. Journalist Zaki Chehab detailed the rise of Hamas in the…

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    Funding of the Syrian Civil War

    Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria, including financing by Persian Gulf donors such as Kuwaitis for Syria’s extremist rebels, and the potential for sectarian conflict in…

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    Secretary of State Remarks on U.S.-Israel Relations

    Secretary of State John Kerry gave the keynote address at the 2013 Saban Forum. He talked about the interim nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace…

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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community could deal with it. Topics included how negotiations could occur, the effectiveness of…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    A panel of journalists and a professor talked about the state of U.S.-Israel relations. Among the topics they addressed were areas of mutual cooperation and division, political…

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    Egypt's Constitutional Referendum

    Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They reviewed the referendum, explained the key factions involved in writing the constitution…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. He talked about the economic challenges that face Palestinians which he called a major impediment…

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    Book Discussion on Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial by Fire

    Flynt Leverett talked about his book Inheriting Syria: Bashar’s Trial by Fire, published by Brookings Institution Press. Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was interviewed by the Washington Post's David Ignatius at a forum hosted by the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East…

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    U.S.-Israeli Relations

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak talked about critical decisions that U.S. and Israeli leaders will confront in the coming year in the…

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    Global Economic Crisis and U.S.-Israel Relations

    Panelists spoke about the global economic crisis and possible implications for U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Among the topics they addressed were the growing impact of a…

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    Mahmoud Abbas on the Middle East Peace Process

    One day after the White House announced a $400 million aid package for Gaza and the West Bank, President Mahmoud Abbas spoke about the future of the Middle East peace process. In his…

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    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Iran

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum in Washington, D.C., via satellite from Israel about U.S.-Israel relations.

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    Bush Administration Legacy in the Middle East

    President Bush spoke about the future of the Middle East and U.S. policy in the region. In his remarks he said that the Middle East was “freer and more hopeful” as a result…

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    Middle East Peace Process

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry talked about the challenges and opportunities facing the Obama administration in the Middle East. He focused on the way forward…

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    Iraqi President Speech

    Iraqi President Talibani spoke to reporters about liberty and democracy in Iraq. He discussed the regime of the Ba’ath Party under Saddam Hussein and the terror they instilled on…

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    Partition of Iraq

    Michael O’Hanlon and Edward Joseph talked about their newly released Saban Center policy paper, “The Case for Soft Partition in Iraq,” which presents an alternative plan…

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