Netanyahu Meets with U.S. Envoys Ahead of Trump Trip

The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Thursday with Donald Trump’s Special Envoy for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, to fine-tune plans for next week’s visit to the region by the US president.

They were joined by new US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer as they sought to sidestep controversies that have plagued the run-up to the visit.

Trump is set to hold talks with Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin and also with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. However, a senior Israeli official confirmed that a trilateral meeting between Trump, Netanyahu and Abbas is not on the agenda.

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