Trump Envoy Jason Greenblatt Due in Israel Wednesday

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The Jerusalem Post reports: WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt will arrive in Israel on Wednesday for what has typically been a routine meeting with envoys from the Quartet on Middle East peace, comprised of the US, EU, UN and Russia.

A senior White House official tells The Jerusalem Post that Greenblatt “will be attending a regular meeting of the Quartet envoys to exchange information and continue our engagement on advancing peace.” But the visit by Greenblatt, who is leading the daily effort within the White House to forge a US-led peace plan, comes at a time of crisis in relations between the Trump administration and the Palestinian Authority.

Trump and PA President Mahmoud Abbas have exchanged scorching rhetoric over the role and leadership of the other, with Abbas, in particularly, unloading on the US administration this weekend in a speech.

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