Blinken tells Abbas US is committed to ‘realization of the Palestinians’ legitimate aspirations’

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist terror group Hamas, in Ramallah in the West Bank, November 5, 2023. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool photo via AP)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist terror group Hamas, in Ramallah in the West Bank, November 5, 2023. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool photo via AP)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, during his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah earlier today, stressed Washington’s commitment to work “toward the realization of the Palestinians’ legitimate aspirations for the establishment of a Palestinian state,” the State Department says in its readout.

US readouts since the war have begun stressing this point after two years of more generic messaging about how Palestinians and Israelis deserve equal measures of freedom and rights.

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