TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke highly of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during their joint press conference in Tel Aviv. Netanyahu considered Blinken’s visit as a clear demonstration of America’s unwavering support for Israel.
Netanyahu emphasized his agreement with President Biden’s description of Hamas’s recent attack on Israel as “sheer evil.” The two leaders exchanged a handshake following Netanyahu’s statement.
Solidarity from Secretary Blinken
Secretary Blinken, not only representing the United States as a government official but also speaking as a Jew, expressed his personal understanding of the impact of Hamas’s relentless assaults. He shared the story of his own family’s survival during the Holocaust and resonated with the deep concerns of Israeli Jews and Jews worldwide.
Blinken assured continued support from the U.S. for Israel even in the face of divisions within the American Congress, highlighting the overwhelmingly bipartisan nature of this support.
Furthermore, Secretary Blinken conveyed the unfortunate news that the number of Americans killed in the ongoing violence has risen to 25.