Blinken says ‘deep concern’ expressed in Israeli and Palestinian meetings

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says "deep concern" was expressed during meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials as he concluded a two-day visit to Jerusalem and West Bank on Tuesday. “Across my meetings with Israel's government, the Palestinian Authority, our partners in Cairo — I heard a deep concern about the current trajectory. But I also heard constructive ideas for practical steps that each side can take. To lower the temperature, foster cooperation, and bolster people's security," Blinken said.