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September 25, 2017 12:17 pm

Netanyahu Delays Settlement Planning Committee Meeting Ahead of Greenblatt Visit

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Jason Greenblatt (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Photo: Twitter. – Ahead of the arrival of Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s international negotiations representative, in the Middle East this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly delayed a committee meeting on construction efforts in the West Bank.

The Civil Administration Planning Committee was slated meet this week to discuss the advancement of construction plans for some 2,000 new homes.

Netanyahu purportedly announced the meeting’s postponement during a security cabinet meeting Sunday, indicating it would resume during the coming weeks and was delayed at the request of the White House, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

Greenblatt’s arrival in the region follows a meeting between Netanyahu and President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session last week in New York.

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The White House stated on Sunday that Greenblatt’s visit would continue “the administration’s quiet, steady discussions towards peace.”

Greenblatt last visited Israel in late August as part of a high-level American diplomatic delegation led by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

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