Trump Sends His Envoy to Meet Netanyahu, Abbas

(Washington Post) Ruth Eglash - Jason Greenblatt, appointed by President Trump as his special representative for international negotiations, sounded out Israeli and Palestinian leaders on prospects for Middle East peace during the first visit by a key Trump envoy to the region. A U.S. Embassy official said the goal of Greenblatt's visit was primarily "to hear their views and perspectives on the current situation and how progress towards peace can be made." Former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren said, "What I hear from [Prime Minister] Netanyahu is that this president is open to different ideas. It is not about ideology but what stands a chance of succeeding....We have an opportunity now to regain a level of intimacy and trust [with the U.S.] that has been lost, that is vital for moving ahead with the peace process."

2017-03-15 00:00:00

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