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Trump Awaits Meeting With Netanyahu in New York, Says Special Envoy Greenblatt

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Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017. Photo: US Embassy, Tel Aviv.

JNS.org – US Special Representative for International ‎Negotiations Jason Greenblatt on Monday refuted a report claiming that US President Donald Trump was planning to rebuke Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York this week.

The report, which appeared in the Israeli newspaper Maariv on Sunday, claimed that White House officials were furious with Netanyahu for allegedly acting to stall the White House’s much-awaited peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians and for increasing security coordination with Russia.

Greenblatt said the report was “completely false.”

In a statement issued Sunday, Greenblatt said “the report in Maariv citing an unnamed source with respect to the upcoming meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu in New York is completely false. Nothing could be further from the truth. I would note that no one from Maariv reached out to us for comment. Had they done so, we would have provided them an accurate preview of the meeting.

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