Greenblatt arrived in Israel on Monday for preliminary discussions in both Jerusalem and Ramallah, and will remain for follow-up talks after Kushner has departed, officials said.
Israel is moving forward with plans for almost 4,000 housing units and has issued 2,000 tenders for settlement construction in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, he added.
On Tuesday, hours before Kushner's arrival, Netanyahu announced the beginning of work on a new settlement in the West Bank, and has talked of thousands more settlement homes, ramping up a policy that has always been a major obstacle to peace.
Last week, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet gave the state-owned IEC the green light to implement the reduction, saying that Israel would not cover the shortfall in PA payments. Tuesday's ground-clearing work for the settlement to be called Amichai was in preparation for the installation of mobile homes to house about 300 settlers evicted from Amona.
Trump says US-India relationship never better
The US is also set to approve a $2 billion sale of unarmed drones to help in surveillance of the Indian Ocean. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump after their one-on-one meeting.
The Palestinians and the global community consider the settlements obstacles to Palestinian statehood.
More than 600,000 Israeli settlers now live in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, alongside some 2.9 million Palestinians, which critics say makes a two-state agreement highly unlikely.
In Israel last month, Trump was silent on settlements, at least publicly.
Greenblatt is to be joined by Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday.
The worldwide community considers all Jewish settlements in the West Bank illegal but Israel draws a distinction between those it sanctions and those it does not - so-called outposts.
While Israel has continued to expand existing settlement blocs, no new settlements have been built since the 1993 Oslo peace accords, which were meant to lay the framework for a future two-state solution. Israel also cites biblical, historical and security interests to defend settlements.
The message apparently referred to Rosenstein, whose role leading the federal investigation has become increasingly complicated. I believe the - I take the president at his word, that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation.
Ukrainian prosecutors said this week they'd found no proof of illicit payments to Manafort for his work for the party. On Wednesday, he retroactively registered as a foreign agent , giving America a look into the details of those ties.
McConnell's decision was so last-minute that even senior Senate Republicans appeared unaware that the announcement was coming. Carl Blake, associate executive director of Paralyzed Veterans, wrote in a letter sent to all 100 senators.
Vettel accused Hamilton of "check braking" him on a restart, causing Vettel to run into the back of Hamilton's then-leading auto . Hagan took his third No. 1 qualifier of the season with a 3.865-second pass at 333.33 miles per hour in a Dodge Charger R/T.
CNN is claiming that the only reason the hit piece was published was because "standard editorial processes were not followed". The story had stated that USA lawmakers were investigating a possible link between a Russian investment fund and Mr.
Democrats will continue to lose state legislature seats, governorships and congressional seats with her at the helm. Nathan Deal was campaigning for a former opponent his staff once described as a spout of " unhinged blather ".
Beyonce and Jay Z welcomed twins earlier this week, according to multiple sources - but the couple are yet to confirm this. But Beyonce has revealed few details about her pregnancy, and did not say when the babies were due to be born.
As a precaution, the region to the northwest of the fire, a remote area called Upper Bear Valley, has been evacuated, she said. Fire crews are battling dry, windy conditions and what officials say is a "high potential" for extreme fire behaviour.
The data had knocked the dollar and US bond yields to its lowest level in seven months against a basket of currencies. The move came after two reports posted weaker-than-expected economic data earlier on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court on Monday began the process of rebuking lower courts for usurping the political branches on national security . The American Civil Liberties Union welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to hear the case.
James Troisi opened the scoring for Australia on 42 minutes before Martin Rodriguez equalised for Chile on 68 minutes. Cameroon had Ernest Mabouka sent off in controversial fashion on 64 minutes for a unsafe tackle on Emre Can .
Super Mario World , Starfox and Yoshi's Island are set to be re-released later this year as part of a new classic SNES console. Still, it's nice to see Nintendo acknowledge the shortcomings of its last plug-and-play device.
Cyber Attacks Cripple Companies Worldwide
Interpol says it is also "closely monitoring " the suspected attack. "This could hit the United States of America pretty bad". It came as Russian oil giant Rosneft said its servers had suffered a "powerful" cyberattack .
Cris "Cyborg" Gets New Opponent For UFC 214
Her most recent victory earned her the interim Invicta FC featherweight title, which was later installed to full time champion. Both bouts took place at a catchweight of 140 pounds, with UFC 214 set to be her first trip to the Octagon as a featherweight.
Painless Flu Vaccine Patch?
Nadine Rouphael , first author of the study and professor at the Emory University School of Medicine said in a news release. The team also found that the drugs in the patch could stay viable for over a year, without the need for refrigeration.
Google News redesign unsurprisingly angers everyone
When you click on a story card , News will show you related articles from a range of publishers offering different perspectives. The redesign is a way for Google to stay competitive and beat other news readers, like Apple News, Facebook , and Twitter .
There are 'no plans' to bring the Honor 9 to the US
It is unknown at the moment whether Russian Federation will receive other color variants of the Honor 9 . Despite the change in tack, the camera still operates in a similar way to its predecessors' snapper.
Jaguar's XE SV Project 8 is its most powerful road auto ever
To create the appropriate ambience, the cabin is decked out with generous helpings of Gloss Carbon Fibre and Alcantara trim. Manually adjustable suspension and aerodynamics make the Project 8 hugely appealing to well-heeled track day enthusiasts.
Californians Now Have the Right to Die. 111 Used It
The law, first introduced in 2016, allows patients who are terminally ill to voluntarily take their lives. OR was the first state to enact " right-to-die " legislation in 1997, according to the Associated Press.
Tom Holland Confirms A Popular Spider-Man Fan Theory
That lil' tyke stepped back into the spotlight recently when Tom Holland stated the boy was actually a young Peter Parker . And some did not wait long before asking Kevin Feige the importance that the presence of the Prowler has in Homecoming .
Merck hit by cyberattack causing mass disruption in Europe
This is being addressed by the company and we do not know how long it would take to resolve the issue", the official said. The current attacks come weeks after the Wannacry ransomware attack, which impacted systems of many companies.
Derailment caused by 'improperly secured' rail
The derailment sent travelers tumbling to the floor and forced hundreds of passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels. Lhota said the emergency braking system on the train triggered, but it wasn't immediately clear why.