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Progressive Ilan Goldenberg Hired By Pentagon To Advise On Mid-East Policy

06/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Right as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finishes his first Washington encounter with the Obama administration, the administration is adding a progressive voice to its Middle East policy team. Ilan Goldenberg, the policy director of the National Security Network, starts next week as a special adviser to Colin Kahl, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East. He'll have responsibilities for Israel, Palestine and Iran -- precisely the issues that Netanyahu pressed the Obama administration to see his way.

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