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Blinken in Israel on Mideast tour to shore up Gaza truce – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-05-25 03:07:35 –

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Israel at the beginning of a Middle East tour aimed at supporting the Gaza ceasefire.

But he will face the same obstacles that have hampered the broader peace process for more than a decade, including the hawkish Israeli leader, the division of Palestine, and the deep-seated tensions surrounding Jerusalem and its sanctuaries.

A ceasefire, which came into effect on Friday and stopped the 11-day Gaza War, has been held so far, but has not addressed any of the underlying issues.

Blinken has been the top US executive to visit the region since President Joe Biden took office.

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