Netanyahu met with Blinken

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is meeting in Jerusalem with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who is on a Middle East tour to promote a Gaza cease-fire agreement in exchange for the release of Israeli hostages, the Israeli prime minister's office said Monday.

The Minister of Strategic Affairs, the Chairman of the National Security Council, and the Advisor to the Secretary of State are participating in the meeting. The office added that an extended meeting will be held at the end of the meeting.