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Blinken to visit Israel amid tension over anti-PA sanctions

Blinken’s visit will come on the heels of a scheduled trip to the region by President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Israel by the end of January for talks with the new government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid tension over the Temple Mount, Israeli sanctions against the Palestinian Authority and Iran.

News of the pending visit was revealed on Monday by Yediot Ahronot. Blinken has visited Israel a number of times since becoming secretary of state in 2021 and forged a close relationship with former prime minister Yair Lapid.

Blinken’s visit will come on the heels of a scheduled trip to the region by President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan who is expected to arrive in Jerusalem in the coming weeks for talks with Netanyahu, Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer and National Security Council chief Tzachi Hanegbi.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post