Israeli PM pauses settlement construction while Trump seeks peace deal

While US President Donald Trump is attempting to advance peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is putting settlement construction on hold.
Trump and Netanyahu Photo credit: Kobi Gidon/ GPO/ Channel 2 News

Today (Tuesday), following their request to advance settlement construction in the West Bank, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Ministers Naftali Bennett and Aryeh Deri that it's not the time to "anger US President Donald Trump."

Meanwhile, Trump's Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt arrived in Israel. Netanyahu clarified that Trump's determination to reach a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians must be considered.

Greenblatt arrived in Israel today Photo credit: Kobi Gidon/ GPO/ Channel 2 News

This could be, perhaps, due to a conversation held between Trump and a close friend and leader of the Jewish community. According to Trump, some Arab leaders claim that Netanyahu is the problem in the negotiations.

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