The resignation on Thursday of US President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy is an admission of failure for the White House’s much-delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, a senior Palestinian official said.
Jason Greenblatt worked alongside Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner on the plan, which has been rejected in advance by the Palestinians.
I think it is a final admission of failure, senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said when asked about Greenblatt stepping down.
Last week Greenblatt said the plan would not be released until after the September 17 Israeli election that will decide whether Trump ally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power.
A senior US official said Greenblatt was leaving to spend more time with his family but left on good terms and holds the confidence of the president.
Netanyahu thanked Greenblatt for his dedicated work for security and peace and for never hesitating to tell the truth about the state of Israel to its detractors.
Source: Palestine Chronicle