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Kushner, Greenblatt meet with Netanyahu on final stop of their Mideast tour

“The teams discussed advancing the peace process, regional developments, and the security and humanitarian situation in Gaza,” according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office.

From left: U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, White House adviser Jared Kushner, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, meeting in Jerusalem, June 22, 2018. Credit: U.S. Embassy in Israel.
From left: U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, White House adviser Jared Kushner, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, meeting in Jerusalem, June 22, 2018. Credit: U.S. Embassy in Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, and his special envoy Jason Greenblatt on Friday on the final stop of their Middle East tour.

“The teams discussed advancing the peace process, regional developments, and the security and humanitarian situation in Gaza,” read a statement from Netanyahu’s office following the meeting.

The statement added that Netanyahu also expressed his admiration for Trump and his support for Israel during the meeting.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer attended the meeting.

“They discussed the means by which the humanitarian situation in Gaza can be alleviated, while maintaining Israel’s security. They further discussed the continued commitment of the Trump administration and Israel to advance peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” the White House said in a statement.

In the last week, Greenblatt and Kushner visited Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in an attempt to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and other related issues.

Their whirlwind Mideast tour comes as the White House is looking to release its peace plan this summer. However, the Palestinians have been boycotting the Trump administration over its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and have also refused to meet with Kushner and Greenblatt.

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