The U.S. secretary of state and Yair Lapid met in Rome as part of a push to create a lasting alliance between the two countries.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began a regional tour to shore up last week's cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers.
Roman Protasevich was arrested shortly after the plane was diverted to Minsk on Sunday.
The U.S. faces growing pressure to wade more deeply into diplomacy to end the worst Israel-Palestinian violence in years.
A U.S. return to the deal would be the biggest and most controversial foreign policy initiative in the early months of Joe Biden's presidency.
The Senate voted 78-22 to approve Blinken.
This shared consensus on foreign policy is a big change from the Trump and Obama teams ― and an opportunity to reform U.S. global relations.
Joe Biden’s Secretary of State shared a heartfelt story of his step-father who survived the Holocaust.
Antony Blinken remembers the atmosphere on the night that Osama bin Laden met his demise.
Speaking after the coalition met in Paris, he said there had been a great deal of progress in the fight against Islamic State