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Secretary Kerry to Deliver Remarks at the Saban Forum

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 5, 2013


Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at the Saban Forum on Saturday, December 7, at 4:00 p.m. at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Saban Forum is an annual dialogue between Israeli and American leaders and is sponsored by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. This year the Forum is titled, "Power Shifts: U.S.-Israel Relations in a Dynamic Middle East."

The Secretary’s remarks will be open press and streamed live. For more information about the live stream of this event, please visit and

Pre-set time for video cameras and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. at the Cafe Du-Parc entrance of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel.

Final access time for all writers: 3:30 p.m. at the Cafe Du-Parc entrance of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel.

For an event schedule and information about covering the 2013 Saban Forum, please contact Gail Chalef, Director of Communications for Foreign Policy at Brookings, at (202) 797-4396 or via e-mail at

Israeli news organizations should contact Revital Yakin with Debby Communications at +972-3-568-3003, office or via e-mail at

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

For further information from the Department of State, please contact the Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.

PRN: 2013/1524

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