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Senior Israeli, US officials to hold first strategic consultation under Biden

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Israel and the US will hold the first virtual meeting of their “Strategic Consultative Group” tomorrow, the White House announces.

It will be led by National Security Council chair Meir Ben-Shabbat and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.

Collage: Israeli National Security Council chairman Meir Ben-Shabbat (right), and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. (Flash90, AP)

“The discussion will focus on regional issues, building on the close consultations between the two sides over the past several months,” a statement from the spokeswoman for the US National Security Council says.

“This meeting is part of the broader ongoing dialogue between the United States and Israel on the full range of issues of importance to the bilateral relationship, building on longstanding dialogues between our two nations under previous administrations,” the statement adds.

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