Trump Middle East Envoy: We Remain ‘Deeply Committed’ to Achieving Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal
The US remains “deeply committed to achieving an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement,” a top Trump administration official reiterated on Monday.
“Past failures do not absolve us of the responsibility to try,” Jason Greenblatt — President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations — told attendees at the American Jewish Committee’s Women’s Leadership Board Spring Luncheon. “I ultimately believe there may be a clear path toward peace.”
Greenblatt emphasized, however, that it would be “up to the parties themselves” to negotiate a deal.
“True, lasting peace will be only as strong as the moral values that underlie it,” Greenblatt noted.
Trump, according to Greenblatt, “treats Israel the way a valued ally should be treated.”
US-Israel relations “are stronger than ever,” Greenblatt went on to say. “The revitalization of US-Israel relations culminated in President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”
Many Arab countries, Greenblatt pointed out, are “increasingly looking to Israel as a security and economic partner.”