Antony Blinken is scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister of the Jewish state Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Israel for the first time since taking office on Tuesday morning, where he is scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister of the Jewish state Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. This is reported by the state-run Israeli radio Kan.
According to the radio station, Blinken was met at Ben-Gurion airport by his Israeli counterpart. Negotiations will be held at Netanyahu’s office in Jerusalem. After that, Blinken is scheduled to meet with Ashkenazi, which will take place, according to the radio station, in the building of the Israeli Foreign Ministry. During Blinken’s trip to the region, which begins with Israel, until May 27, he is scheduled to hold talks on consolidating the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and King Abdullah II of Jordan. On the night of May 21, a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian factions in the coastal enclave came into effect, exchanging blows for 11 days. They followed riots at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, which began because an Israeli court decided to seize homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood from Arab families living there.