Thursday, March 16, Jason Greenblatt, the special envoy of the US President Donald trump was found in Jerusalem with the head of the local Council of Efrat Oded, Revive and head of the regional Council of Samaria, Yossi Dagan.
The meeting was held in hotel «And Melech David» in Jerusalem. It is reported that we are talking about the first meeting of the official representative of the US President with heads of councils in Judea and Samaria.
After the meeting, Yossi Dagan, said: «the Meeting is certainly an important step. We respect the President and trump are pleased that the new US administration demonstrates openness and willingness to dialogue.» Dagan added that the demands addressed to Ministers of the government of Israel to resume construction in Judea and Samaria remains unchanged.
Later, Greenblatt met with the head of the parliamentary opposition Yitzhak Herzog. During the meeting, Isaac Herzog spoke about existing in the region the unique opportunity of creating a strategic Alliance with the moderate Arab States against Iran. That in the past year have been considerable efforts to promote the establishment of such a Union, but in the end, unfortunately it ended in nothing. Duke said after the meeting: «I was pleasantly impressed how seriously and deeply expressed by the special envoy, on behalf of the President trump the desire to achieve the end of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.»
The evening will be held the second meeting Jason Greenblatt with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It is expected that during this meeting, decisions will be made on the agreed parameters of the construction in the settlements in Judea and Samaria. Sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed: «the US does not give Israel complete freedom in regard to construction and we will have to make certain restrictions».