PM Netanyahu Meets Jason Greenblatt

YERUSHALAYIM (AP) -
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (R) meets with Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Yerushalayim on Monday. (Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv)

Israel’s premier has met with President Donald Trump’s representative for international negotiations, reportedly about settlement construction.

Netanyahu’s office released footage of Benjamin Netanyahu and Jason Greenblatt before their meeting Monday, but offered no details.

Channel 2 said Netanyahu wants to reach understandings with the envoy on settlement-building in some areas.

Trump appears to have adopted friendlier positions toward Israel than his predecessor, including a vague stance on Palestinian statehood and a more lenient approach to settlements.

Greenblatt is to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday.