The White House announced that John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, was in Israel today for a series of strategic meetings. National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor issued the following release:
John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, visited Israel on July 25 to consult with senior Israeli officials about a range of shared security concerns, including the recent wave of terrorist plots against Israeli and other interests. He also had a productive meeting with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Fayyad in Jerusalem.
Brennan’s visit comes on the heels of a diplomatic trip by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is also scheduled to visit Israel later this month.
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