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Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Jerusalem, Ramallah, Cairo, and Amman

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Jerusalem, Ramallah, Cairo, and Amman May 24-27, 2021. Secretary Blinken is undertaking this trip at the request of President Biden. He will first travel to Jerusalem, where he will meet with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, and other senior ...
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Remarks by President Biden on the Middle East

THE PRESIDENT:  Folks, I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu.  Earlier today, I spoke with President Al Sisi of Egypt. And Minister — Prime Minister Netanyahu informed me that Israel has agreed to a mutual, unconditional ceasefire to begin in less than two hours.  The Egyptians have now informed us that Hamas and the other ...
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2020 Report on International Religious Freedom: Tunisia

Executive Summary The constitution declares the country’s religion to be Islam. The constitution also declares the country to be a “civil state.” The constitution designates the government as the “guardian of religion” and obligates the state to disseminate the values of “moderation and tolerance.” It prohibits the use of mosques and other houses of worship ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Tunisian Foreign Minister Jerandi

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Tunisian Foreign Minister Jerandi READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 17, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister expressed their concern about the violence in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza. ...
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