Highlights:

  • The United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with the Foreign Minister of Israeli and discussed regional security challenges. 
  • The US Secretary told his Israeli counterpart that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was best for the future of Israel.
  • US Secretary Clearly stated the United States of America is opposed to the biased treatment Israel receives in International forums.
  • During the Trump Administration, the United States of America had withdrawn from the UNHC to protest its bias against Israel, which the Biden administration re-joins. 

On Monday, the United States Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken spoke with Foreign Minister of Israeli Gabi Ashkenazi and discussed regional security challenges and the significance of continued cooperation in addressing these issues. 

The US Secretary told his Israeli counterpart that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was best for the future of Israel. The State Department said that Blinken in a telephonic call with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi emphasized the belief of the Biden administration that a two-state solution is the best way to ensure Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, living in peace alongside a viable and democratic Palestine State.

In the telephonic conversation, US Secretary Clearly stated the United States of America is opposed to the biased treatment Israel receives in International forums. Blinken said, “Noted the United States’ continuing commitment to opposing unfair, one-sided actions against Israel in the multilateral arena.” Both Gabi and Blinken acknowledge the steadfast partnership between the US and Israel, and that the two countries would work closely together on challenges ahead.

The telephonic conversation takes place days before Blinken is set to address the United Nations Human Rights Council, a UN body that has passed more resolutions condemning Israel than any other state. During the Trump Administration, the United States of America had withdrawn from the UNHC to protest its bias against Israel. The administration of UNHRC has re-joined Wednesday’s speech during the opening of its 46th session will mark the highest level of participation with the council since the US left the council in 2018. UNHRC. 

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