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Trump envoy Greenblatt meets with Netanyahu in Jerusalem

Jason Greenblatt (L), the US President's envoy for Middle East peace, meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on June 20, 2017.
US Embassy in Tel Aviv
Jared Kushner is due to arrive in the region on Wednesday for further meetings

US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday as the administration looks to draft an American statement of principles for negotiating the peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Greenblatt landed in Israel on Sunday and visited the family of Hadas Malka, the Israeli border police officer stabbed to death in an attack in Jerusalem on Friday. He later tweeted that the "violence is intolerable!"

Jared Kushner, the Middle East Adviser and son-in-law to US President Donald Trump, is set to arrive in the region on Wednesday for a visit with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority in a continuation of the US’ push for restarting peace negotiations.

Trump has repeatedly voiced his eagerness to reach a peace agreement, calling it "the ultimate deal."

Kushner and Greenblatt joined Trump in a landmark visit to the region in May where he met with both the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and his Palestinian counterpart President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Following the meetings, Trump said he believed both leaders were “ready to reach for peace.”

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stevenl

IL must oppose any outside pressure to dictate her borders.

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