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Two retired Israeli security officials have been edited out of a pro-Barack Obama video.

Former Mossad director Ephraim Halevy and retired Gen. Uzi Dayan had complained that they were not aware that interviews they had done this summer about the United States presidential candidates would be used in a video endorsing Obama. They were among seven retired generals and intelligence officials who appeared in the film, which was distributed by the Jewish Council for Education and Research.

Halevy and Dayan no longer appear on the video available at JCER’s Website, and the organization confirmed Monday that the two men were removed from it last week.

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