Israeli and Palestinian Basketball Coaches

Readout of US Special Representative for International Negotiations Greenblatt, Ambassador Friedman, and Consul General Blome’s July 11 Event with Israeli and Palestinian Basketball Coaches

President Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, accompanied by Ambassador David Friedman and Consul General Donald Blome, met today with Palestinian and Israeli basketball coaches preparing to depart for a two-week Sports Diplomacy exchange‎program in the United States, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The coaches discussed how their roles working with youth strengthen their communities, and that they are looking forward to traveling together to the United States so that they can compare coaching techniques with their American counterparts. Mr. Greenblatt commended the participants for their leadership and commitment to working together in the program and improving their communities.