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      Archive: 11/16/2012
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        11/16/2012, Kislev 2, 5773

      Panetta to Barak: Israel Has the Right to Defend Itself


      U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak this week about the latest Israeli military moves in Gaza after increased rocket attacks from there, CNN reported on Thursday.

      A senior U.S. defense official confirmed the conversation had taken place in the last few days while Panetta was traveling in Asia.