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Despite US-Israel proximity on Iran, Netanyahu not off hook on Palestinians

In his meeting with the US secretary of state, Prime Minister Netanyahu wanted to focus on Iran, but was faced with American criticism on judicial overhaul and the Palestinians.
Israel's Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (R) meets with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Jerusalem, Jan. 31, 2023.

Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant met on Tuesday in Jerusalem with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who concluded a three-day visit to the region. As with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, Gallant focused in the meeting on the security challenges Israel is facing, primarily Iran and its proxies.

For the first time in a long while, Israel and the United States are on the same page regarding the campaign to block Iran’s nuclear program, a senior Israeli security official told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity.

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