Joint Statement by U.S. Special Representative Greenblatt and Prime Minister Netanyahu following their meeting.

The Prime Minister met tonight in Jerusalem for over five hours with Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations.

They reaffirmed the joint commitment of both Israel and the United States to advance a genuine and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians that strengthens the security of Israel and enhances stability in the region.

The Prime Minister told Mr. Greenblatt that he believes that under President Trump’s leadership, it is possible to advance peace between Israel and all its neighbors, including the Palestinians, and he looks forward to working closely with President Trump to achieve that goal.

Mr. Greenblatt reaffirmed President Trump’s commitment to Israel’s security and to the effort to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve a lasting peace through direct negotiations.

The Prime Minister and Mr. Greenblatt continued discussions relating to settlement construction in the hope of working out an approach that is consistent with the goal of advancing peace and security.

Mr. Greenblatt stressed President Trump’s strong interest in enabling the growth of the Palestinian economy and improving the quality of life for Palestinians.

The Prime Minister assured Mr. Greenblatt that he is fully committed to broadening prosperity for Palestinians, an effort that he believes will bolster the prospects for peace.