Trump Mideast Envoy Greenblatt to Visit Israel Ahead of Peace Plan Unveiling

After multiple reports during the summer that said that the peace plan was close to being revealed, the White House continues to hold it back, mainly because of the reactions in the Arab world

Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt, and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his office in Jerusalem.
Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

WASHINGTON – Jason Greenblatt, President Trump's special envoy for the Middle East peace process, will visit Israel next week as part of the administration's preparations for releasing its peace plan.

Greenblatt will meet with senior Israeli officials in Jerusalem. He is not yet scheduled to visit other countries in the region and will not meet any Palestinian officials during his visit, since the Palestinian Authority and the Trump White House continue to hold no contacts with each other.

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The administration's peace plan still has no publication date. After multiple reports during the summer that said it was close to being revealed, the White House continues to hold it back, mainly because of the reactions in the Arab world to its reported contents.

Jordanian King Abdullah said last month in a meeting with Jewish American groups that he has "no idea" what the plan contains, but reiterated that Jordan and other Arab countries will only support a plan that calls for a two-state solution.