03.10.2011 05.Tischrei. 5772
Leon Panetta to meet with Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and Palestinian and Egyptian leaders on visit to region; says he will stress need for negotiations.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned on Sunday that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated in the Middle East and said U.S. security commitments should enable it to take "risks for peace."
Panetta, who arrives in Israel on Monday for the first time since becoming Pentagon chief, said he would reaffirm U.S. security commitments to Israel and try to help it improve its increasingly chilly relations with Turkey and Egypt….