Blinken heads to the Middle East amid spike in Israel-Palestinian tension

The World

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced he's going on a trip to the Middle East in the coming days. He will first visit Egypt's leader, then head north across the Mediterranean to visit Palestinian and Israeli officials. He will arrive on the heels of an Israeli counterinsurgency raid in Jenin Camp, which killed at least two civilians and ratcheted up tensions on either side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The World's Carol Hills interviews Dan Shapiro, a former ambassador to Israel, about the diplomatic state-of-play and Blinken's shifting calculus.

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