The Biden administration reaffirms its commitment to Israel’s security
WASHINGTON – Senior U.S. officials met with visiting Israeli Defense Secretary Benjamin Gantz on Thursday to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Israel’s security. According to a report released by the State Department, Secretary of State Anthony Brinken and Gantz discussed the U.S.-Israel partnership and the strong Biden U.S. commitment to Israel’s security.
“The Secretary of State reiterated the importance of promoting peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians and supporting Israel’s right to self-defense,” it added.
Brinken also emphasized the importance of humanitarian assistance and relief and rehabilitation work in Gaza.
“As far as Gaza is concerned, we do seek stability and prosperity for everyone,” Gantz told reporters before the meeting.
The head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin. Furthermore, National security adviser Jack Sullivan met with Gantz respectively on the same day.
During Gantz’s trip, the Israeli opposition reached an agreement to form a coalition government to end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule.
Furthermore, the White House pointed out on Thursday that, given the different leadership in Israel, US policy will not change.
We will leave the politics and determination regarding the formation of Israeli politics to the political parties there. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a daily briefing. “Israel will remain an important strategic partner, and we have a lasting security relationship there, and this relationship will continue.”