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Bibi Meets with American Envoys amid US Peace Push

Jason Greenblatt, Benjamin Netanyahu, and David Friedman, July 12, 2017 (Photo: twitter/IsraeliPM)

The United States is committed to bringing peace to the Holy Land, and two of its envoys were in Israel today for that purpose. The Times of Israel's Raphael Ahren and Dov Lieber report that Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt and American Ambassador David Friedman met today in Jerusalem with PM Netanyahu in order to jumpstart the peace process:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday met with US President Donald Trump’s peace envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt, following reports earlier in the day that the US would soon announce a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Also present at the meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office were US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, the PMO said in a statement.

Earlier Wednesday, the pan-Arabic Al-Hayat daily reported that the US intends to facilitate talks between Israel and the Palestinians, which Trump will “soon” be calling for...

Greenblatt arrived in Jerusalem Sunday for what a senior White House official described as “an interim visit as talks continue about potential next steps. President Trump has made it clear that working toward achieving a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians is a top priority for him...”

Tags: US-Israel Relations , Peace Process

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