Trump aide Greenblatt heads to Israel to diffuse Temple Mount crisis


( President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative, Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Israel Monday to mediate discussions between Israel, the Palestinians and the Jordanians over the Temple Mount crisis.

Jason Greenblatt (left), President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative, meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in March. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

A Trump administration official said the purpose of Greenblatt’s trip is “to support efforts to reduce tensions in the region,” The Times of Israel reported.

A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children last Friday night in the Samaria community of Halamish. Palestinian rioting and violence has escalated following Israel’s installation of metal detectors at the Temple Mount’s entrance gates, a move that came in response to the July 14 Arab terror attack that killed two Israeli Druze policemen near the holy site.

Posted on July 24, 2017 .