Under Trump, Israel will achieve peace 'with all its neighbors,' Netanyahu tells US envoy

Le conseiller spécial en négociations internationales du président américain Donald Trump, Jason Greenblatt et le Premier ministre israélien Benyamin Netanyahou à Jérusalem, le 13.03.2017
Greenblatt will visit with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Tuesday

Both Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US presidential advisor on Israel Jason Greenblatt on Monday reiterated the commitment of their respective countries to promoting Middle East peace that would fortify Israel's security and ensure stability in the region.

Netanyahu said he believes that under Trump Israel will be able to achieve peace with all its neighbors.

West Bank construction was also discussed in a bid to reach a formula that will advance peace and security, according to an official press release.

Palestinian economic prosperity was also mentioned as a key aspect of a successful resolution to the conflict.

Greenblatt, who is also scheduled to meet with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and leader of the opposition Isaac Herzog, will visit with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Tuesday.

The American embassy in Israel issued an official statement stating that discussions regarding relocating the embassy to Jerusalem will not be a part of this visit.

The move comes just days after US President Donald Trump invited Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas to visit the White House "soon" in a telephone conversation that was the first official contact between the two leaders.

According to a White House press release, Trump "emphasized his personal belief that peace is possible and that the time has come to make a deal. The President noted that such a deal would not only give Israelis and Palestinians the peace and security they deserve, but that it would reverberate positively throughout the region and the world.

Trump also "underscored that such a peace agreement must be negotiated directly between the two parties, and that the United States will work closely with Palestinian and Israeli leadership to make progress toward that goal. The President noted that the United States cannot impose a solution on the Israelis and Palestinians, nor can one side impose an agreement on the other."


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