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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Israeli Chairman Lapid

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Israeli Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid.  The Secretary and Chairman Lapid reviewed the latest efforts to facilitate the safe return of all remaining hostages and to increase levels of life-saving humanitarian assistance. Secretary Blinken discussed with Chairman Lapid the need to protect civilians as Israel works to ensure the attacks of October 7 are never repeated. The Secretary also discussed the United States’ vision for a more durable peace and security for Israel fully integrated within the region and the establishment of a Palestinian state with guarantees for Israel’s security.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-meeting-with-israeli-chairman-lapid/

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