Report: Greenblatt in Latest Peace Plan Flurry

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with Jason Greenblatt in Yerushalayim. (Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, FILE)

In the latest flurry of activity in the Trump administration’s peace plan for the Middle East, envoy Jason Greenblatt will go to Yerushalayim next week to lay the groundwork for the unveiling of the plan by the end of the year, according to media reports citing unnamed White House sources.

However, there was as yet no official confirmation of the purpose of the trip.

“I can confirm that Special Representative Jason Greenblatt will be traveling to Israel this coming week,” a White House official told The Times of Israel on Thursday. “This trip reflects the administration’s commitment to productive engagement, as well as the value it places on understanding the situation on the ground, especially amid recent tensions.”

Greenblatt will be in Israel for several days and will meet with senior Israeli officials, including Israeli Premier Binyamin Netanyahu, but apparently will not be seeing Palestinian officials, according to a report Thursday night by Channel 10.

President Donald Trump said last month that he hoped to unveil his Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal before January.

During many months of speculation and rumor, Greenblatt and his peacemaking partner White House advisor Jared Kushner, have declined to specify a date for making the peace plan public.