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June 21, 2016 9:59 am

Obama Questioned Necessity of Israel’s Military Edge in Middle East, Former Defense Secretary Reveals

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President Barack Obama once questioned the necessity of maintaining Israel's military edge in the region. Photo: Pete Souza/White House.

President Barack Obama once questioned the necessity of maintaining Israel’s military edge in the region. Photo: Pete Souza/White House.

Frustrated over a stall in an arms sale to Saudi Arabia, Obama once questioned the necessity of maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said this month.

Panetta was confirming a report from Atlantic writer Jeffrey Goldberg, who attributed the claim to him in an article on Obama’s foreign policy doctrine published last March.

Read full story at The Jerusalem Post.

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