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Senior US official arrives in Israel as US seeks end to Gaza violence

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

US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli-Palestinian Affairs arrives at Ben Gurion Airport on May 14, 2021. (Matty Stern/US Embassy Jerusalem)
US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli-Palestinian Affairs arrives at Ben Gurion Airport on May 14, 2021. (Matty Stern/US Embassy Jerusalem)

US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr has arrived in Tel Aviv for talks with the sides aimed at bringing an end to the ongoing round of violence with Gaza.

Amr “arrived to TLV today to reinforce the need to work toward a sustainable calm, recognizing Israel’s right to self-defense. Israelis and Palestinians deserve equal measures of freedom, security, dignity and prosperity,” the US embassy in Israel tweets.

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