Israel Policy Forum warmly welcomes the Senate confirmation earlier today of Antony J. Blinken to serve as the 71st Secretary of State. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Secretary Blinken, his wife Evan Ryan, and their entire family.

Secretary Blinken spoke passionately and articulately in his confirmation hearing about the importance of the United States’ commitment to Israel’s security, working towards a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, preventing unhelpful unilateral steps from both sides, and building confidence to help advance productive measures.

Secretary Blinken arrives at his post incredibly qualified to face the tremendous challenges in the region and around the world. Israel Policy Forum looks forward to building upon our years-long relationship with Secretary Blinken to work closely together and help advance a realistic reset to American Middle East policy.

As Secretary Blinken and his family embark on this critically important new chapter, Israel Policy Forum offers our sincere congratulations and wishes Secretary Blinken tremendous success.