Israel’s Gallant visits Pentagon after Netanyahu scrapped other DC delegation visit

U.S. and Israeli defense leaders met at the Pentagon on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. decision not to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution prompted outrage from Israeli government leaders.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Herzog were among the Israeli delegates who met with U.S. leaders including Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Austin chief of staff Kelly Magsamen, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Jack Lew, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, and policy officials Celeste Wallander and Sasha Baker, among others. 

In comments before the meeting began behind closed doors, Austin reiterated the administration’s stance that it stands by its position that Israel needs to allow more aid into Gaza, specifically by land, while maintaining its support for Israel’s “goal of seeing Hamas defeated.”

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