The two are set to discuss efforts to restart the peace process with Israel and the Palestinians' humanitarian, economic and security situation.
Some right-wing supporters of Israel expected the Trump administration to make clean break with Obama-era policy, but Jason Greenblatt consulted with former diplomats before meeting with Netanyahu and Abbas.
Over 60 percent demand resignation of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas; most Palestinians skeptical of Trump's influence on Mideast conflict.
Basil al-Araj, 33, was killed near Ramallah by Israeli troops, who say he was wanted by security forces. Palestinian sources say otherwise.
PA leader Abbas has solid reasons to fear abandoning the field to independent military cells that won’t defeat the occupation but only worsen the situation. This, however, is not the message he and his security forces are conveying.
Jason Greenblatt told Abbas that Trump is committed to working with both sides. Senior Israeli official says Netanyahu raised issue of establishing new settlement during his meeting with Greenblatt.
Palestinian Authority officials to meet Jason Greenblatt in Ramallah, days after Trump and Abbas talk on phone.
U.S. president stresses his commitment to bring about real peace between Israel and Palestinians, Palestinian spokesman says. Call was positive and lasted 10 minutes, official tells Haaretz.
Planned phone call comes after complaints by Palestinian officials that they have failed to establish contact with the Trump administration.
Netanyahu's Secret Regional Peace Bid Sparked Tensions Between Egypt's Sissi and Abbas, Palestinian Sources Say
Palestinian leader opposed efforts to convene summit, which Sissi agreed to host; friction caused Egypt to refuse entry to Fatah's Jibril Rajoub.