Annual U.S.-Israel Joint Counterterrorism Group Meeting

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 14, 2015

Teams from the U.S. and Israel held meetings at the State Department on July 13, 2015 in the context of the two countries’ close and ongoing security cooperation.  The U.S. delegation was led by the Department of State's Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, while the Israeli delegation was led by Deputy Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Alon Roth-Snir and Deputy National Security Advisor and Head of the Counterterrorism Bureau, Eytan Ben-David.

This is one of the United States’ longest standing strategic counterterrorism dialogues and provides an opportunity to formally review the full range of counterterrorism issues that are of concern to our two countries. Both delegations reaffirmed their commitment to continuing and strengthening joint Israel-U.S. consultation and cooperation on common counterterrorism challenges.