US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will arrive in Israel tomorrow (Monday) for a two-day visit. Blinken is making a trip to the region and earlier visited Cairo.
In Jerusalem, Lincoln will meet with President Herzog, Prime Minister Netanyahu, his counterpart Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and other senior officials.
The main purpose of his visit is to prepare for the expected meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden in a few weeks.
Netanyahu will hold a meeting with Blinken, photo: Yonatan Zindel/Flash90
At the heart of the talks to be held in Lincoln is expected to be the Iranian issue and last night's severe attack on Iran's ballistic missile array.
Netanyahu, who led a very harsh line in the opposition against the American policy, now takes a moderate approach towards the administration.
In his environment there is talk of close coordination with the administration on the Iranian issue and a real rapprochement in the positions of the two countries.
Blinken is also expected to raise the Palestinian challenge, especially in light of the serious attack in Neve Ya'akov.
In the official announcement of the State Department that he will return and express his commitment to the "two states" idea.
This is even though it is clear to the Americans that this is not practical now.
In the Palestinian context, the Americans mainly expect from Israel to maintain calm and quiet without what they see as provocations.
They are also opposed to moves that, in their opinion, may harm the "two states" idea, such as the construction of the 1E neighborhood in Ma'ale Adumim.
Blinken will also discuss with Netanyahu the expansion of the Abraham Accords - a goal in which the administration wants to invest multiple efforts.
On Tuesday the American official will meet with the heads of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and in the evening he is expected to leave Israel.
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