Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is in Israel this morning to discuss the ongoing conflict between the Middle East’s only democracy and Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip:

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Gilad Erdan said he looked forward to “holding productive discussion with [Blinken] in the coming days”:

Blinken also said he’d “work to ensure” that Hamas doesn’t benefit from funds used to rebuild Gaza, which seems just about impossible:

Just how are they going to accomplish this?

Next stop, Ramallah:

Prime Minister Netanyahu did have this warning for Hamas if the cease-fire is broken:

And the pair avoided a shouted question on lifting the blockade of Gaza: