Greenblatt makes the rare statement after a White House official announced there will be no official Israeli representation at the Bahrain summit, to avoid making it 'political'
Middle East peace
The White House’s initial sense of euphoria about Arab participation at its economic workshop on June 25 has eroded, much to the (unspoken) relief of Jerusalem
As it stands, the conference will have no official representation from Israel or the Palestinians but only individual businesspeople
With recent protests and many in the kingdom furious over upcoming U.S.-sponsored peace summit, King Abdullah may prefer his subjects to be preoccupied with a TV show
Jason Greenblatt also backs remarks made by U.S. Ambassador David Friedman, who said Israel has a right to annex parts of the West Bank
With Egypt, Jordan and Morocco now on board, attendance of upcoming economic conference isn't really about the Palestinian issue
Analysis Getting Jordan and Egypt to Bahrain Was an American Achievement — but It Might Be Trump's Only One
Upcoming conference represents the easy part of the U.S. administration's half-baked peace plan. The hard part is yet to come
As the only Arab states to have reached peace agreements with Israel, Egypt and Jordan's participation in the U.S.-led conference is considered especially important
Two decades after Oslo, Haaretz maps the different approaches to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Washington distanced itself from David Friedman's comments on Israel's 'right' to annex parts of the West Bank, but history teaches that the ambassador is a much better barometer for which way the wind is blowing in the Oval Office
Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani also urges Iran and U.S. to de-escalate tensions
Palestinians accuse the U.S. ambassador of encouraging Israel to commit war crimes after the envoy said that Jerusalem 'has the right' to annex parts of the West Bank
In a New York Times interview, David Friedman blames Palestinian leadership for failure to achieve peace
Personal friends and donors to Trump's presidential campaign are among the leaders from the private business sector invited to the economic forum
After keeping Europeans largely in the dark about plan, senior U.S. adviser meets European Commission president and EU foreign policy chief in Brussels
In a leaked tape from a closed-door meeting of Jewish leaders, the U.S. secretary of state said, he understands 'why people think this will be a deal that only the Israelis could love,' urges leaders to keep an open mind
By taking a soft stance with Beirut in border demarcation talks, the U.S. is hoping Lebanon will provide citizenship to its Palestinian refugees and support its Mideast peace plan
Nevertheless, officials are concerned that the Trump administration will continue to take steps that pave the way for the plan without unveiling details
The most settler-friendly president ever won't let the Israeli right's dreams of annexation scuttle a regional alliance against Iran. And there's nothing the Christian right can do about it
Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Israel along with Jason Greenblatt and peace plan team, just hours before the Knesset voted to dissolve itself and hold a new election
Trump’s special adviser thought he was visiting Jerusalem to meet a prime minister. Instead he’s meeting a man forced to plan his second reelection campaign of the year. What now for the U.S. peace plan?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted of the summit after the Knesset voted to send Israel to a new election following his failure to form a coalition. White House announced the summit will take place in June 'to discuss regional security issues'
Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser will meet with the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. as well as with the prime minister to discuss the administration’s peace plan and the economic conference scheduled to take place in Bahrain next month
Analysis Despite Israel's Political Crisis, Kushner Shows 'Business as Usual' for Mideast Peace Plan
Trump's adviser has to show his commitment to the Bahrain conference, whether or not Netanyahu manages to form a government
Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser will meet with King Abdullah and Netanyahu alongside Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and Brian Hook
PLO secretary general says the two superpowers announced they will not take part in the international conference on the Palestinian economy in June
A political solution in which Israel releases its hold of the Palestinian economy could triple growth in the West Bank and Gaza. But in the meantime, why not take the billions Washington plans to raise in Bahrain?
A source involved in organizing the conference told Haaretz Qatar will participate in the conference. This comes just days after Palestinians announce they would boycott it
Conditions for economic prosperity 'would not be achieved without fair political solutions to the Palestinian issue,' Qatar says ahead of the U.S. peace plan set to be unveiled in June