Blinken describes the path to making the region more peaceful is a “clear” one.

And then, he says, “there’s the path that Hamas has shown in a stark clear light. Terror, destruction, nihilism. The choice could not be more clear.

He reaffirms that he stands alongside “our Israeli friends and all those who reject terror”, and that “as long as there is a United States, Israel will never be alone”.

It’s a message he echoes from earlier when he appeared on stage with the Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

He moves on to audience questions.

Source: BBC