Senior Biden adviser in Israel for talks on preventing war with Lebanon - Media

Amos Hochstein, Senior Biden adviser

© APA | Amos Hochstein, Senior Biden adviser

# 20 November 2023 19:06 (UTC +04:00)

Senior Biden adviser Amos Hochstein arrived in Israel on Monday for talks with senior Israeli officials on preventing a war between Israel and Lebanon, two U.S. and Israeli officials told Axios, APA reports.

"Some in the Biden administration are concerned Israel is trying to provoke Hezbollah and create a pretext for a wider war in Lebanon that could draw the U.S. and other countries further into the conflict. Israeli officials outrightly deny this," the publication wrote.

Hochstein arrived in Israel after another day of escalating skirmishes between Hezbollah and the Israeli Defense Forces on the border, Axios reminds.

Hochstein is expected to meet with Israel Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Israeli Minister for Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer, IDF chief of staff Herzi Halevi, and Israeli national security adviser Tzachi Hanegbi, an Israeli official said.