Friday, November 13, 2009

Bill Clinton, Schwarzenegger to attend Saban Forum in Israel

(Ynet).Former US President Bill Clinton and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will take part in the 6th Saban Forum to be held in Jerusalem beginning Saturday.

Other guests at the event include three US senators, five congressmen, three senior advisors in the Obama administration and deputy US secretary of state. Security experts, businessmen and academics are also slated to participate in the event.

Clinton will arrive in Israel on Saturday while Schwarzenegger is set to land in the Jewish State on Sunday aboard his private jet.

Israeli participants in the forum include Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Opposition leader Tzipi Livni, Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin, Shin Bet Chief Yuval Diskin and Governor of the Bank of Israel, Stanley Fischer.

Forum debates will be closed to the public and will focus on US-Israeli relations, the Iranian nuclear threat, environmental issues and a variety of other topics.