U.S. and Israeli Officials Meet Virtually

The discussions explore alternatives to an invasion of Rafah.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to reschedule a meeting with President Biden’s administration after canceling the delegation when the U.S. abstained instead of vetoing a UN resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire. The U.S. abstention allowed the Security Council measure to pass. The prime minister reconsidered, and the two nations held virtual talks on Monday.

Regarding the resolution, National Security Communication Adviser John Kirby said, “No. 1, it’s a nonbinding resolution. So, there’s no impact at all on Israel and Israel’s ability to continue to go after Hamas. No. 2… it does not represent a change at all in our policy. It’s very consistent with everything that we’ve been saying we want to get done here.”

In the virtual meeting, officials discussed alternatives to a full-scale ground offensive in Rafah. President Biden’s administration has opposed the invasion of the southern Gaza city.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Biden and his advisors to receive God’s direction regarding policies and partnerships with Israel.
  • For the peace of Jerusalem and for wisdom for U.S. and Israeli officials and leaders.

Sources: The Hill, VOA News


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