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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Gary Pruitt, President and CEO of the Associated Press

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 15, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke this evening with Gary Pruitt, the President and CEO of the Associated Press. The Secretary offered his unwavering support for independent journalists and media organizations around the world and noted the indispensability of ...
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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

MAY 15, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Biden spoke today with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to convey the U.S. commitment to strengthening the U.S.-Palestinian partnership. They discussed the current tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank and expressed their shared desire for Jerusalem to be a place of peaceful coexistence for people of ...
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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

MAY 15, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES The President spoke today with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. The President reaffirmed his strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza. He condemned these indiscriminate attacks against towns and cities across Israel. The President updated the Prime ...
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Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Jerusalem (May 14, 2021)

Location:  Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza Event:  Rockets continue to impact the Gaza periphery and areas across Southern and Central Israel.  In addition, there has been a marked increase in protests and violence throughout Israel. U.S. government employees and their family members have been advised to limit personal travel to the city in which they reside through ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem (May 13, 2021)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Jerusalem (May 13, 2021) Location:  Israel Event:  Airport and Flights Status Rockets continue to impact the Gaza periphery and areas across Southern and Central Israel.  Flights to and from airports in Israel may be suspended or rerouted by the Israeli government at any time.  Airlines may also cancel their flights with little or no ...
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