The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Yael Lempert has flown to the Middle East and is scheduled to stay there through April 26.

According to a news release, Lempert plans to meet with officials in the region to discuss “reducing tensions and ending the cycle of violence in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.”

She will be joined on the trip by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli-Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr, with stops planned in Jordan, Israel, the West Bank and Egypt.


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