US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Israeli Minister for Public Security Omer Barlev on Thursday to discuss the US-Israel relationship.
The Washington DC meeting focused on terrorism and Israeli’s security. Sherman conveyed condolences for the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of Israelis earlier this year.
She also “underscored the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security,” according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price.
“They discussed efforts to ensure all Palestinians and Israelis live safely and securely with equal measures of freedom, dignity, and prosperity,” Price said. “The Deputy Secretary also raised the tragic death of Palestinian-American reporter Shireen Abu Akleh and the need for accountability.”