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POTUS Events: Middle East Focus

By Sarah Lovenheim
President Obama starts his day with his daily presidential briefing at 9:30 a.m. ET, followed by the routine economic briefing.

At 10:30 a.m., Obama meets with Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce committees at the White House to address legislative issues, such as health care reform and energy policy. Vice President Biden joins them.

At 2 p.m., the president sits down with President Shimon Peres of Israel in the Oval Office.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs delivers the daily press briefing at 1:30 p.m.

Check out our Federal City Digest for a rundown of other noteworthy events around town.

Posted at 7:44 AM ET on May 5, 2009  | Category:  The Daybook
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George Washington on Israel

"A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification." ~George Washington Farewell Address

"The nation which indulges toward another habitual hatred or habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interests." ~ George Washington

"Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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