The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in Israel. The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ support for Israel’s right to ensure the events of October 7 are never repeated and stressed the importance of taking all possible measures to protect civilians in Gaza. The Secretary discussed the latest efforts to secure the release of all remaining hostages and thanked President Herzog for recognizing the importance of delivering humanitarian assistance to displaced civilians throughout Gaza.

The Secretary also discussed the United States’ vision for a more durable peace and security for Israel fully integrated within the region and a two-state solution with security guarantees for Israel.

U.S. Department of State

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