Jason Greenblatt Meets PM Netanyahu.
(photo credit: MATTY STERN, US EMBASSY TEL AVIV)
The Trump administration's special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, will return to Israel on Monday as part of a long series of planned visits to the region.
Greenblatt tweeted late Sunday evening that the goal of the trip is, "to continue our efforts to try to achieve a lasting peace."
Details of Jason Greenblatt's visit are unconfirmed, including precisely where he will take meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials.
But "while the primary purpose of his trip is to meet with the Ambassador now that the Ambassador is on the ground and fully installed in his position, Greenblatt will also likely be taking meetings relevant to both the Israelis and the Palestinians. We will keep you updated on the schedule," a White House official told The Jerusalem Post
The official characterized the trip as an "interim visit" that will further the president's "top priority" of achieving a lasting peace agreement.
He and Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, plan to visit the region frequently in the coming months.
PM Netanyahu Meets with Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt (credit: GPO)
A source in the Prime Minister's office confirmed that Greenblatt will be arriving this week, with a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled for Wednesday.
Greenblatt was last here some three weeks ago and met Netanyahu along with Kushner and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.