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Incoming Israeli National Security Adviser Meets with US Counterparts

August 5, 2021
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Wendy Sherman signing the appointment papers to become the US Deputy Secretary of State at a ceremony at the US Department of State in Washington DC

Thursday, 5 August 2021 | Eyal Hulata, the incoming Israeli national security adviser, met with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Tuesday, during which, according to a US State Department readout of the meeting, the two discussed a number of topics, including US–Israeli bilateral relationship, Iran, the Palestinians and other security and strategic challenges in the region.

The two also discussed concerns about the recent attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman.

Sherman emphasized the strong partnership between the two countries, noting that the United States supports the normalization agreements between Israel and four Arab nations.

On Monday, Hulata met with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, where similar topics were discussed.

According to the meeting’s readout, Sullivan stressed the “importance of pursuing positive steps related to the Palestinians,” which he believes “are critical to peace, security and prosperity.”

They also discussed the upcoming visit to Washington of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, likely in September. His diplomatic adviser, Shimrit Meir, is currently in Washington.

Posted on August 5, 2021

Source: (Excerpt from an article originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on August 4, 2021. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)

Photo Credit: State Department Photo by Mark Stewart/jns.org

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