Biden and Netanyahu wrap meeting as war cabinet ministers, aides join

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

The meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden, along with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, has ended, Channel 12 news reports.

The four will now take part in an expanded meeting with members of Israel’s war cabinet, and a smattering of other politicians and aides.

For the expanded meeting, Netanyahu will be joined by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, war cabinet minister Benny Gantz, Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer, war cabinet observer Gadi Eisenkot, MK Aryeh Deri, National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi, Netanyahu Chief of Staff Tzachi Braverman, Military Secretary Avi Gil, and Ambassador to the US Michael Herzog.

Biden will be joined by Blinken, Sullivan, Middle East envoy Brett McGurk, and chargés d’affaires Stephanie Hallett.

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