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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu U.N. General Assembly Address

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered remarks on the third day of the opening session of the 71st U.N. General Assembly. He countered many points of Palestinian President Mahmoud…

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    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas U.N. General Assembly Address

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivered remarks at the opening session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly. He talked about the Palestinian people’s long-standing conflict with Israel, and…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Spokesman Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including the protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the air strike on a humanitarian aid convoy in…

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    Defense Policy in the Middle East

    Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Christopher Murphy (D-CT) talked about U.S-Saudi Arabia relations. The two senators drafted a resolution that disapproves of a pending arms sale of $1.15…

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    Secretary Kerry on Syria

    Ahead of a meeting with Holy See Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Syrian cease fire was holding but “fragile” but they would wait for further…

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    Secretary Kerry on Syria

    Ahead of a meeting with with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Syrian cease fire was holding “pretty well last night” but they would wait and…

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    Syrian Ceasefire Negotiations

    Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced a cease-fire agreement for Syria, effective at sundown on September 12, 2016. The two leaders stressed that the proposed…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the topic: “U.S., Russia Reach Cease-Fire Deal for Syria.” Video clips were shown of…

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    Civic Engagement and Youth in the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Youth Affairs Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrui was joined by scholars of policy and youth social movements to discuss ways in which Middle East…

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    Hezbollah's Involvement in Syria

    The Washington Institute for Near East Policy hosted a discussion on Hezbollah’s interest and involvement in the ongoing conflict in Syria. Hezbollah is a Shiite militant group and…

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    Energy and Middle East Policy

    The Washington Institute hosted a discussion on “Energizing Policy: America and the Middle East in an Era of Plentiful Oil.” Panelists talked about the effect of of increased domestic oil…

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    Israeli Laws and the Palestinian Community

    Basel Ghattas, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, talked about Israeli laws and their impact on Palestinian citizens and Arab Knesset members, as well as the importance of…

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    Michael Eisenstadt on Middle East Policy

    Michael Eisenstadt talked about the current and future role of the U.S. in the Middle East.

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    The Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a discussion on U.S.-Israel relations with former Middle East envoy Dennis Ross and Emory University Professor Kenneth Stein. The two talked…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics, including security at the Turkey-Syria border, health care inflation, and the attack on the American…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Peter Cook briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics, including recent air strikes in Syria and the role of 100 U.S. forces in the security…

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    Syrian Refugees in the U.S.

    Alicia Caldwell talked about the Obama administration’s goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees. She also discussed whether public opinion toward these refugees had shifted in recent…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mark Toner briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of international topics, including Russia’s use of Iranian air bases to launch military strikes in Syria.

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    Stephen Dinan on Syrian Refugees in the U.S.

    Stephen Dinan talked about the Obama administration’s policy on admitting Syrian refugees, including total numbers admitted, expected approvals in the coming months, and issues surrounding…

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    War Crimes in Syria

    Panelists talked about potential legal repercussions for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was accused of committing war crimes against citizens of Syria as he attempted to maintain his power…

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