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Release No: 293-12
April 19, 2012

Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak

                 Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs George Little provided the following readout: 

                “Today Secretary Panetta met with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak at the Pentagon to discuss the close U.S.-Israel defense relationship and mutual regional security defense interests including Israel's Qualitative Military Edge, Iran, Syria, and the Arab Awakening’s effect on the region.

                 “Secretary Panetta was honored to be joined by Minister Barak at the Department of Defense’s Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day where they each lit a candle to commemorate the memories of the victims of the Holocaust.”