O'Brien presented award
O'Brien presented awardU.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Robert O’Brien, Assistant to the President and U.S. National Security Advisor, arrived in Jerusalem on December 13, 2020, and held a series of meetings with Israeli officials to discuss regional issues, shared security concerns and the Abraham Accords.

Among others, NSA O’Brien met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and with his Israeli counterpart, National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat, to whom O’Brien gave the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. The medal - the highest honorary award given to non-US citizens - was signed by acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Miller.

O'Brien is accompanied on the visit by Chris Liddell, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination; Robert Greenway, Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Middle Eastern and African Affairs and Maj.-Gen. Miguel Correa, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Security Council.