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January 31st, 2011
10:05 AM ET

What do uprisings in Egypt mean for Israel?

The unrest and uncertainty in Egypt has many wondering what's next for Israel?

Egypt is Israel's closest ally in the region and some worry the potential dismantling of the current Egyptian regime could endanger its neighbor. Daniel Kurtzer is a Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt as well as a Former Ambassador to Israel and talks to T.J. Holmes about what the protests in Egypt could mean for Isreal.


Filed under: Egypt • World
January 31st, 2011
09:28 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Teaching science in America's schools

According to the Federal Government's National Assessment of Educational Progress report released last week, about two-thirds of U.S. fourth-graders, seventy percent of eighth-graders and seventy-nine percent of 12th-graders failed to show proficiency in science in 2009.

So, why are American youths falling behind when it comes to science and what can be done?

CNN Education Contributer and Founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School Steve Perry talks to Kate Bolduan about science in America's public schools.


Filed under: Perry's Principles
January 31st, 2011
08:33 AM ET

Operation Pizza Bowl: Bringing pizza to patriots on game day

The Super Bowl is around the corner and, as is custom, many Americans will be chowing down on pizza.

But it's a little harder for service men and women thousands of miles away to order a slice–and that's where Mark Evans comes in. Evans is the Founder of Pizza 4 Patriots, an organization which delivers pizza to America's service men and women overseas. In partnership with UNO and DHL, Pizza 4 Patriots will be sending 7,000 pizzas to service members on Super Bowl Sunday. The pizzas will leave from JFK Airport on a special DHL flight to Bahrain and, from there, they will either go to Afghanistan or Iraq.

Mark Evans tells CNN's T.J. Holmes about Pizza 4 Patrios.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Iraq • Military • Sports
January 31st, 2011
08:28 AM ET

Looking to a post-Mubarak Egypt

Michele Dunne is a Former specialist at the State Department and White House on Middle East affairs and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Working Group on Egypt, which has been promoting democratic reforms in the nation.

Dunne says the she's not surprised an uprising has occurred but says the United States needs to come out in stronger support of the protesters. Dunne talks with CNN's Kate Bolduan.


Filed under: Egypt • U.S. • World
January 31st, 2011
08:02 AM ET

Getting Americans out of Egypt

Thousands of Americans are in Egypt and the U.S. State Department is trying to get them out.

The State Department has also issued a warning against traveling to Egypt as the unrest among Egyptian citizens continues. Janice Jacobs is the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs and is on the forefront of the effort to get all Americans out of the country safely. Secretary Jacobs tells CNN's T.J. Holmes about the difficult situation facing Americans in Egypt.

For Americans trapped in Egypt or for concerned relatives and friends back home, the U.S. State Department has released the following information:

People interested in departing Egypt via U.S. government-chartered transportation should contact the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo by sending an e-mail to EgyptEmergencyUSC@state.gov or by calling 1-202-501-4444.

You should provide the following information:

– Name, age, place of birth and U.S. passport number and any special medical needs.

– Immediate family members (spouses and children) who are not U.S. citizens must be documented for entry into the safe-haven country and/or U.S., if that is your final destination.

– Travelers are permitted only one piece of luggage per person.

For families concerned that a U.S. citizen in Egypt might require assistance, they should send an e-mail to EgyptEmergencyUSC@state.gov or call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or outside the United States and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.


Filed under: Egypt • U.S. • World
January 31st, 2011
07:02 AM ET

James Rubin on America's diplomatic balancing act in Egypt

The United States is trying to get thousands of Americans out of Egypt and to safe havens in Europe amidst the current uprisings. But, despite the unrest, the Obama administration is trying to strike a delicate balance between condemning President Hosni Mubarak and supporting the long-time ally.

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and Executive Editor of The Bloomberg View James Rubin talks to CNN's Kate Bolduan about the diplomatic conundrum facing the Obama administration right now.


Filed under: Egypt • U.S. • World