Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Israeli President Herzog
09 January 2024,Tel Aviv:
By Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in Tel Aviv.
The Secretary reiterated U.S. support for Israel’s right to ensure the terrorist attacks of October 7 cannot be repeated and emphasized the need to take all feasible precautions to minimize harm to civilians.
Secretary Blinken and President Herzog reviewed the ongoing efforts to secure the release of all remaining hostages.
Secretary Blinken emphasized the imperative of facilitating the increased and sustained delivery of humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza and discussed efforts to achieve broader regional integration that ensures Israel’s security and advances the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.