Greenblatt was in the region to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders along with Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner.
Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top advisor, spoke at a press conference to kick off the White House’s “Technology Week.”
Was it sign of further warming of relations with Gulf countries, or just a simple gesture toward an observant Jewish dignitary?
The attacks on Greenblatt by the Israeli right could be indicative of an emerging feeling of disappointment by right-wing settlers with Trump.
Jason Greenblatt, Donald Trump’s long-time lawyer and now the Special Representative for International Negotiations, has invested in Apple, Facebook, and the e-commerce site Etsy. Greenblatt, the son of Holocaust survivors, has also served on the board of the Frisch School, Jared Kushner’s alma mater, and lists assets around $1.4 million.
President Donald Trump about to embark on his first Middle East trip. News that he may have shared valuable Israeli intelligence with Russian officials has raised questions about the future of Israeli-American information sharing. Pro-Israel advocates in the Jewish world feel they are needed and sense an opportunity to influence policy. But the White House has shut them out, they say.
Israeli media is intrigued by Trump’s Middle East envoy’s decision not to wear his skullcap while meeting with Israelis and Palestinians
Unlike the president he serves, Jason Greenblatt may have the gravitas to make progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
resident Trump’s Middle East envoy and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for five hours on Monday as the new administration tries to restart peace talks with the Palestinians.
WASHINGTON — Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s adviser on international relations, is touring Israel and the Palestinian areas to gauge attitudes to peacemaking and there will likely not be any developments from the trip, a Trump administration spokesman said. “He’s really there to listen to both sides and how they perceive getting to a…