Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  7/16/2012, Tammuz 26, 5772

Clinton: Time of Uncertainty and Opportunity


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of the United States said, Monday, that it was a time of uncertainty but also of opportunity in the Middle East, given the governmental transformation in the region. Speaking following a meeting with President Shim'on Peres, she said friends, such as Israel and the U.S. have to think together, work together and demonstrate wisdom, courage and creativity.

Peres said the peace process with the Palestinian Authority requires patience and expressed hope that there will be changes in Iranian culture so that it won't be threatened and won't threaten others. He said the bloodshed in Syria must be stopped as quickly as possible, calling it unprecedented, adding that he wants to see the children of Syria feeling secure and not being murdered by their dictator.