MEA – US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken arrived in Tel Aviv this morning, his first visit to the Middle East since Joe Biden took over the US administration.
Blinken’s plane landed at Lod “Ben Gurion” airport, where many of his advisors accompany him on the visit, where he will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his army minister Benny Gantz, his foreign minister, Gabi Ashkenazi, and senior officials.
According to the Seventh Hebrew Channel, the White House indicated that the visit aims to ensure the transfer of immediate aid to Gaza in a way that helps the population and restricts its access to Hamas, and reduces the risk of further military conflicts in the coming months.
The Reshet Kan channel reported that Israel will discuss with Blinken the Iranian file and the Biden administration’s position on it, in addition to strengthening and supporting the Palestinian Authority and supporting civil projects in the West Bank.
Blinken is scheduled to tour a number of Arab countries to monitor the situation in the Middle East.