Report: US administration to hold ‘dramatic’ meeting on Israel’s sovereignty bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on a tour with the mapping committee. Photo by Haim Zach / GPO.

The meeting, which will reportedly be held in Washington, D.C., this week, will determine whether or not the administration gives the go-ahead for Israel to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

Senior U.S. administration officials will hold a meeting this week on whether or not to give the green light to the Israeli government to apply sovereignty in the Jordan Valley, and parts of Judea and Samaria, according to Israeli media reports.

According to Channel 13 diplomatic reporter Barak Ravid, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will travel to Washington, D.C., and peace envoy Avi Berkowitz, who was supposed to travel to Israel this week, will join Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, senior adviser to and son-in-law of the president Jared Kushner, and National Security Advisor Richard O’Brien for the discussions.

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Ravid, who claimed that his information came from sources within the Israeli and American administrations, said there are indications that U.S. President Donald Trump himself will take part in some of the deliberations.

The reports claim that the side pushing for a green light is led by Friedman, while those who have greater reservations are led by Pompeo.



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