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May 19th, 2011
10:14 AM ET

President Obama to give speech on Middle East

(CNN) President Barack Obama will deliver a high-profile speech to set the tone for U.S. policy toward the Middle East and North Africa and reflect upon the recent wave of grassroots uprisings in the region referred to as the "Arab Spring." Insiders expect the president to expand on his plans for aid to Egypt and Tunisia, ramp up rhetoric on Syria, and reinforce U.S. support for the general democratic fervor gripping the Arab and Islamic world. Former Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, Daniel Kurtzer talks about the upcoming speech.

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