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In Independence Day message, Blinken says further normalization deals possible

Here’s that Blinken message we were talking about, touting the possibility of more normalization deals on the horizon, though he does not say it will necessarily happen this year.

“The United States welcomes and supports the recent normalization agreements,” Blinken says in a message on Israel’s 73rd Independence Day eve. “We will continue to urge more countries to normalize relations with Israel and will look for other opportunities to expand cooperation among countries in the region.

“As a result, I expect Israel’s group of friends to grow even wider in the years ahead.”

The US secretary notes Israel’s world-leading vaccination campaign, salutes its “determination, bravery and ingenuity” and says the US commitment to its security “is ironclad.”

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