Netanyahu, Sullivan discuss Gaza war, Iranian proxy threats at meeting with war cabinet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosts US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan at the Kirya in Tel Aviv, December 14, 2023. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosts US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan at the Kirya in Tel Aviv, December 14, 2023. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanks visiting US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan for Washington’s support for Israel in its war against Hamas at a meeting with the war cabinet at the Kirya in Tel Aviv tonight.

At the meeting, they discussed “the continuation of the war until victory and the achievement of the common goals, which are, first and foremost: the elimination of Hamas, the release of all the hostages, the dismantling of Hamas’ military capabilities, and the end of its rule in Gaza,” the Prime Minister’s Office says in a statement.

They also discussed continued humanitarian aid for civilians in Gaza, the threat posed by Iranian proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the Yemen-based Houthi threat to southern Israel, according to the readout.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, war cabinet Minister Benny Gantz, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Col. Harzi Halevi, Shas head Aryeh Deri, National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi, Netanyahu’s Chief of Staff Tzachi Braverman, Cabinet Secretary Yossi Fuchs, and Israel’s ambassador to the US Mike Herzog were among those at the meeting.

On the US side, the US President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East Brett McGurk, the Special Envoy for Humanitarian Affairs David Satterfield and the US Deputy Ambassador to Israel Stephanie L. Hallett were also at the meeting.

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