In a major speech to military and political leaders, said the could not wage "a boundless global war on terror" but must face a new reality where threats come from regional jihadists and home-grown extremists.
Under the directive, the US must show it has exhausted all option for capturing the terrorists before launching a strike but Mr Obama cautioned that special operations raids like the one against Osama bin Laden "cannot be the norm".
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"A father of six children was brutally murdered in a shooting attack by Palestinians. The Palestinian Authority not only does not condemn such terrorist attacks but continues to provide a network of economic support for these murderers. A large part of the PA's money comes from European donations, and it is important to demand that the PA stop funding terrorists and their families," said the Deputy Minister.
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Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) met on Monday with the EU Ambassador to Israel, Emanuele Giaufret, and discussed the speech made a day earlier by Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas, the connection of the Jewish people to Israel and Jerusalem.
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His speech came in Yemen and Pakistan, but said only one – Anwar al-Awlaki, the US-born al-Qaeda cleric – had been deliberately targeted.
Religion, free speech and terror
Aides said Mr Obama, a former constitutional law professor who ran on a civil liberties platform in 2008, had been looking forward to giving the speech and had been working on the text for months.