US, Israel move closer to agreement to curb settlements

Trump Envoy Reportedly Demanded Settlement Freezes in Netanyahu Meeting

"The United States delegation reiterated President Trump's concerns regarding settlement activity in the context of moving towards a peace agreement", the statement said.

The Israeli daily Haaretz reported Wednesday, citing an Israeli source familiar with the talks, that during his visit last week, Greenblatt made it clear that the Trump administration wants Israel to place substantial restrictions on construction in the settlements. Israeli and USA officials have been engaging in ongoing talks in efforts to reach an understanding on construction in the West Bank, since Trump last month asked Netanyahu to "hold back" on settlements.

"The reports concerning Mr. Greenblatt's visit to Israel and any purported USA demands of Israel in talks regarding the settlements are false", read a statement issued Thursday from the office, The Times of Israel reported.

Washington chose not to use its veto to bloc the document, prompting a furious response from Israel, which summoned the U.S. ambassador and launched a series of diplomatic measures against countries backing the bill. Soon after Trump took office, Netanyahu announced that Israel would establish the first new settlement in some two decades.

The talks come after Greenblatt's visit to the region last week, which featured two long meetings with Netanyahu and a meeting with Palestinian leaders.

Senior Trump administration officials have held intensive consultations with an Israeli delegation to advance the prospects for a genuine and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine, the White House has said.

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Ms Holt said drivers who had amassed a long history of trips would be treated differently to a newer driver. She detailed several instances of sexual harassment and a culture that did not welcome women.

The U.S. said that it had "concerns" about Israeli policy, but that the discussions would continue.

"Mohammed Hattab, 17, was killed by Israeli forces during clashes that occurred at the entrance of Al-Jalazone refugee camp north of the West Bank city of Ramallah", the ministry said in a statement.

Israel has accused the Palestinian leadership of inciting the violence.

Worldwide experts have said the Six Day War between Arab states and Israel was a "watershed" moment in the Middle East, as it marked the day the Palestinians knew they had to "fend for themselves". "I can live with either one".

"I'm looking at two states and one state".

Instead of halting the expansion, Israel authorized "a high rate" of new settlement schemes, UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the UN Security Council on Friday. I'm very happy with the one both parties like.

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