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Dear Friends:

This weekend (December 6-8), the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will host its 10th annual Saban Forum in Washington, D.C. Over the past 10 years, the Forum has provided a platform for unparalleled dialogue between American and Israeli leaders from across the political and social spectrum. 

This year’s lineup will feature remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

The theme for the 2013 Saban Forum is “Power Shifts: U.S.-Israel Relations in a Dynamic Middle East.” During the Forum, you’ll hear candid views on the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, the civil war in Syria, and much more.  

You can watch on-the-record Forum discussions live at:

And if you're planning on watching, share with your friends and colleagues on Twitter


Friday, December 6 at 9:00 PM EST

A Conversation with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman
moderated by Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius


Saturday, December 7 at 1:00 PM EST

A Conversation with President Barack Obama moderated by Forum Chairman Haim Saban


Saturday, December 7 at 4:00 PM EST

Keynote Address by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry


Sunday, December 8 at 10:15 AM EST

A Conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
moderated by Charlie Rose, host, The Charlie Rose Show

We’ll be live-tweeting these sessions from @BrookingsFP, and encourage you to join the conversation using the hashtag #Saban13.

Thank you for your interest in our work, and we hope you enjoy the 2013 Saban Forum.


Tamara Cofman Wittes
Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy at Brookings