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Blinken is in Middle East aiming to ease Israeli-Palestinian tensions
January 30, 2023

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US secretary of state Antony Blinken is in the Middle East on a three-day visit to the region in order to ease Israeli-Palestinian tensions after an eruption of violence.

He will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jarusalem and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas at Ramallah during the visit.

A statement issued by the US State Department says Blinken's visit will contribute to the resumption of dialogue between the Palestinians and the Israelis.