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US envoy outs hateful Palestinian negotiator for wasting 40 years in op-ed

U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt writes op-ed in response to Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat’s outrageous ‘inaccuracies’, “Dr. Erekat, we have heard your voice for decades and it has not achieved anything close to Palestinian aspirations or anything close to a comprehensive peace agreement…The notion that Israel is going away, or that Jerusalem is not its capital, is a mirage.”

By Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

 

U.S. President Donald Trump’s special Middle East envoy lashed out at a veteran Palestinian official on Sunday, saying his “false claims” and rhetoric haven’t brought peace closer.

In an op-ed published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Jason Greenblatt responded to an earlier op-ed, penned by chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, accusing American officials of acting as “spokespeople” for Israel and criticizing the U.S. Continue Reading »

US Special Negotiator Slams Palestinian Negotiator Over ‘Empty Rhetoric’, Lying

President Trump’s Special Representative for Int’l Negotiations Jason Greenblatt fires back at PLO official Saeb Erekat on Twitter for intentionally lying to purposely impede any possibility of cooperation between the Palestinians & the United States.

BY JTA

 

US special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt fired back after Palestinian official Saeb Erekat circulated a letter to foreign diplomats stationed in Ramallah, accusing the American diplomat of being a mouthpiece for Israel.

COGAT commander, Maj-Gen Yoav Mordechai (left) takes President Trump’s Special Representative for Int’l Negotiations Jason Greenblatt (center) on a tour of the Gaza border, 29 Aug 2017. – Photo: U.S.

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White House loses patience with Abbas: ‘Time has come to choose, hate or peace’

White House responds forceable to PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ latest insults, saying time has come to choose between hate and peace, says Jason Greenblatt, President Trump’s special representative for international negotiations.

By MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON — The White House forcefully pushed back on Monday night against a fresh round of insults from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hurled at a senior member of the Trump administration, after remaining quiet for months through his attacks following their decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Since that December policy move, Abbas and his aides have repeatedly attacked President Donald Trump and his senior staff. Continue Reading »

White House to host Israel, Arab States on ‘brainstorming session’ for Gaza aid

Trump’s peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, along with his senior adviser Jared Kushner, will convene an international “brainstorming” session designed to deal with the tiny, overpopulated coastal enclave that’s suffering from gross fiscal mismanagement, misappropriation of humanitarian aid, and unbridled embezzlement, all by Hamas, the ruling government.

By i24NEWS

 

Top White House officials will convene an international “brainstorming” session on Tuesday to find ways of improving the acute humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, Trump peace envoy Jason Greenblatt said.

Representatives of several countries will participate, along with Donald Trump’s embattled son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

Palestinian in Gaza forced to remain in squalor as Hamas redirects funds for food, health, and reconstruction to tunnel-construction and wages to Hamas militants.

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Encouraged Kushner & Greenblatt have new ideas to facilitate a lasting peace deal

Trump’s mid-East “peace team” seeks to facilitate an equitable deal, without dictating terms as the previous administration, for a lasting congruous arrangement to improve the lives of Israelis and Palestinians, using tools serendipitously made available from the changing political winds.

By MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump’s point men on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have diligently listened to its key players for 10 months, studying the region’s storied past, working to earn the trust of both sides and leveraging the serendipitous alignment of interests that has recently formed between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors.

Donald J. Trump’s Special Representative Jason Greenblatt – Screenshot: Facebook

Their listening tour continues, but the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, as well as his special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, have in their short time in diplomatic service formed some ideas of their own. Continue Reading »

US Special Envoy issues statement to Hamas: Disarm, adhere to the Quartet principles

Supporting PM Netanyahu’s cabinet policy regarding the PA-Hamas reconciliation agreement, President Trump’s Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt says Hamas must disarm, abide by Quartet decisions, “and recognize the State of Israel.”

By Uzi Baruch

 

US Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) recent reconciliation agreement with the Hamas terror group.

President Donald Trump’s international negotiations adviser, Jason Greenblatt (left), meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem – Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO

“All parties agree that it is essential that the Palestinian Authority be able to assume full, genuine, and unhindered civil and security responsibilities in Gaza and that we work together to improve the humanitarian situation for Palestinians living there,” Greenblatt said. Continue Reading »

US envoy Jason Greenblatt: World should know Israel treats thousands of wounded Syrians

In a US Embassy statement, about 3,500 Syrian injured have sought and received treated in Israeli hospitals, including over 1,000 at Ziv Medical Center in Israel’s Galilee.

By HERB KEINON

 

The world should hear about Israel’s quality treatment of Syrian patients in its hospitals, US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt said on Tuesday after visiting Ziv Medical Center in Safed.

Map to the Ziv Medical Center, Safed, Israel – Google Maps

“These are the stories of Israel the world needs to hear, and stories like this show how peace in the region can be possible,” Greenblatt said after visiting the hospital, which has taken care of hundreds of Syrians wounded in their country’s civil war. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM Netanyahu to meet with Putin in Sochi, then Kushner in Jerusalem

PM Netanyahu is to meet Russia’s President Putin in the resort city of Sochi and afterwards with President Trump’s US envoys to discuss Iran, Syria, and how to persuade the Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas, to engage in peace talks.

By Nitsan Keidar

 

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Wednesday in the Russian city Sochi, near the Black Sea.

The two leaders will speak about regional developments, especially in light of Israel’s concern that Iran’s influence in Syria is growing.

Israel’s PM Netanyahu & Russian President Putin met to discuss cooperation in Syria. – Photo: Israel GPO

“In the past two years Prime Minister Netanyahu has met with Russian President Putin every few months in order to discuss bilateral and regional issues and in order to prevent friction between the Israeli and Russian air forces in Syria, so far successfully,” a spokesman said. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Security Cabinet decision: Metal detectors to be removed & replace by advanced optics

In an agreement facilitated by Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mid-East envoy, the Temple Mount’s magnetometers will be replaced with advanced technologies according to Monday night’s decision from Israel’s Security Cabinet, with an allocated budget of up to 100 million shekels for the sophisticated optic & thermal devices.

By Nitsan Keida

 

The Security Cabinet decided on Monday night to remove the metal detectors from the Temple Mount.

Temple Mount Security Camera – Ynet

 

In a statement, the Cabinet said it “accepted the recommendation of all of the security bodies to incorporate security measures based on advanced technologies (“smart checks”) and other measures instead of metal detectors in order to ensure the security of visitors and worshippers in the Old City and on the Temple Mount.”

Until the implementation of the plan, the Israel Police will reinforce its units and carry out additional actions as necessary in order to ensure the security of visitors on the Mount. Continue Reading »

Trump dispatches Kushner and Greenblatt to Israel to calm Temple Mount tensions

US President Donald Trump’s Middle East Envoy Greenblatt and senior advisor Jared Kushner should arrive in Israel Monday, hoping to relax tensions over Temple Mount’s newly established counter-terrorism security measures.
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By Ynetnews

 

Jared Kusher—US President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor—is leading American efforts at deescalating the Temple Mount crisis surrounding the installation of metal detectors, according to a senior administration official on Sunday.

The official said that Kushner is working with Israel, the Palestinians and Jordan in an effort to solve the current calamity together with Trump emissary Jason Greenblatt and Ambassador David Friedman.

Trump emissary Jason Greenblatt and Ambassador David Friedman.

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Jerusalem denies Arabic report that ‘Israel committed to limiting WB construction’

Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office categorically denies a London-based Arabic newspaper report that U.S. Mid. East Envoy Jason Greenblatt informed Palestinian delegation of an Israeli pledge to curb construction during ongoing peace talks.

By Elior Levy

 

US President Donald Trump’s special advisor and Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt told a Palestinian delegation in Jerusalem Tuesday that Israel had committed to slowing down the pace of construction in the West Bank during peace negotiations, according to a report published in the London-based Arabic language newspaper Al-Hayat.

After the report was published on Wednesday morning however, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement flatly denying the claim: “There is no such commitment,” the statement read. Continue Reading »

Kushner’s arrival in Israel Wednesday meant to advance Jason Greenblatt’s peace efforts

 

Jason Greenblatt, who arrived in Israel on Monday is scheduled to hold meetings in Jerusalem & Ramallah until the arrival on Wednesday of Trump’s son-in-law adviser and all-around trouble-shooter, Jared Kushner, “in trying to achieve the ultimate deal,” said former US ambassador Dan Shapiro, in a conference call on Monday.

By HERB KEINON

 

US President Donald Trump, in the thick of all kinds of investigations at home, has managed to create leverage in the Middle East. But it is the type of leverage that needs to be used quickly before it dissolves.

That at least is how former US ambassador Dan Shapiro looks at the Trump administration’s continuing diplomatic push in the region – one that will be reinforced Wednesday with the arrival of Trump’s son-in-law, adviser and all-around trouble-shooter, Jared Kushner. Continue Reading »

Palestinian autocrat Abbas: Trump “serious” about solving Israel-Palestinian conflict

 

Mahmoud Abbas said the Arab League summit on Wednesday confirmed that the Arab world had a “clear” vision for peace on the basis of two-states.

By i24NEWS

 

President Donald Trump is “serious” about solving the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said ahead of a meeting with the US leader.

Netanyahu at White House with Trump – White House/YouTube

“The US administration of President Donald Trump is seriously considering a solution to the Palestinian issue,” Abbas told AFP late Wednesday after a meeting of the Arab League in Jordan.

Abbas met with Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt before leaving for the summit and said contacts with the administration were ongoing. Continue Reading »

Washington talks on Israeli settlement homes construction ends without agreement

 

Despite setting a more positive tone towards Israel, the 4-day round of talks between the Trump administration and Israeli officials has ended without agreement over the issue of settlements, since the US delegation reiterated Trump’s concerns over Israeli settlement activity.

By Reuters

 

The Trump administration reiterated its concerns about Israeli settlement activity, the two sides said on Thursday, as a round of talks ended without agreement over limiting future construction on land the Palestinians want for a state.

POTUS tells PM Netanyahu to hold off on the construction.- Photo: GPO

The four days of high-level meetings in Washington marked the latest step by President Donald Trump’s aides aimed at opening the way to renewed peace diplomacy between Israel and the Palestinians, despite deep skepticism in the United States and Middle East over the chances for success.

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Trump sends top mideast advisor to meet with Netanyahu & Abbas today

 

Jason Greenblatt, US President’s special representative for int’l negotiations was Donald Trump’s business real estate lawyer & closest advisor for over the past 20 years, is scheduled to meet with PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem, and then with autocrat Abbas in Ramallah.

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Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Monday, three days after Trump’s phone call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas about ways to advance the Middle East diplomatic process.

Greenblatt is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, and with Abbas in Ramallah. Continue Reading »