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  • Panetta to meet Barak, Netanyahu, Peres in quick trip to Israel

    August 1, 2012 | 8:33 am

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Israel to discuss United States-Israel defense ties and the potential threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

    Panetta will meet with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres.

    “We are a...

  • Panetta: Iran sanctions have not yet stopped nuclear program

    July 31, 2012 | 8:58 am

    Two days before his visit to Israel, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that though tough international sanctions have not yet caused Iran to drop its nuclear ambitions, they would eventually persuade the regime to “do what’s right.”

    Speaking in Tunisia on Monday, Panetta...

  • Amid new Iran nuke rumors, Barak and Panetta to meet

    May 17, 2012 | 2:54 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak will meet with his U.S. counterpart, Leon Panetta, in Washington amid reports that Iran may have achieved the capability to build a nuclear bomb.

    Israel has said that such a capability is a “red line” that could trigger military action.

    The...

  • Three short questions on the Obama team and Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 4, 2011 | 8:03 am

    1.

    One should wonder: Do they want to make peace with Israel and consequently with pro-Israel voters? If so, why do they keep giving ammunition to all those arguing that the Obama administration is only mending its differences with Israel for electoral reasons? Why do they send...

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  • US defense chief warns on Iran strike consequences

    November 10, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    Military action against Iran could have “unintended consequences” in the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday, hours after Tehran warned that an attack against its nuclear sites would be met by “iron fists.”

    Panetta, who took over the Pentagon’s top job in...

  • Panetta urges Israel, Palestinians to negotiate

    October 3, 2011 | 9:21 am

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Monday called for “bold action” from Israeli and Palestinian leaders to achieve peace after cautioning that Israel was becoming increasingly isolated in the Middle East.

    Panetta, making his first trip to Israel since becoming Pentagon chief, met...

  • U.S. told Egypt it must rescue Israeli embassy workers or suffer ‘consequences,’ sources say

    September 10, 2011 | 10:58 pm

    The United States told Egypt’s military rulers during an attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo that they must act quickly in order to prevent Israeli personnel from being attacked by Egyptian protesters, Haaretz learned on Saturday.

    According to senior U.S. source that were...

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