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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Travel to Israel

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice will lead the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Israel Consultative Group meetings May 7-8.  The U.S. delegation includes senior representatives from the Departments of State, Defense, Treasury, and the Intelligence Community.  The U.S.-Israel Consultative Group meets regularly for strategic interagency consultations with senior members of the U.S. and Israeli Governments to discuss a wide range of bilateral and regional security issues.   Ambassador Rice looks forward to her first visit to Israel as National Security Advisor, and will attend bilateral meetings with President Peres and Prime Minister Netanyahu in addition to the Consultative Group meetings.