New York – An Orthodox Jewish Teaneck resident who found himself swept up by the political winds of the Trump campaign is once again being catapulted into the spotlight, this time as a member of President-elect Trump’s foreign policy team.
Jason Dov Greenblatt, chief legal officer for the Trump Organization, was named as a special representative for international negotiations by the Trump transition team on Friday.
The father of six was propelled suddenly into the public eye when he was named as one of two advisors to Trump on Israel policy during the campaign.
In a May Trump Tower interview with VIN News(http://bit.ly/2hDpOjj), Greenblatt said that, if elected, Trump would bring his no-nonsense business approach to the White House and to negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians if elected president.
According to CNN, Greenblatt will be leaving the Trump Organization for the Trump White House team where he will focus mainly on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and America’s relationship with Cuba.
In a statement released by the Trump campaign, Greenblatt said that he was honored to become part of the White House team currently being assembled by the president-elect and called on his two decades long relationship with Trump, describing him as “a leader with tremendous vision, skill and talent.” Greenblatt said that he looks forward to playing a role in helping the future president “achieve great outcomes.”
“My philosophy in both business and in life is that bringing people together and working to unite, rather than to divide, is the strongest path to success,” said Greenblatt. “I truly believe that this approach is one that can yield results for the United States in matters all over the world.”
Greenblatt told VIN News that he plans to split his time between New Jersey and Washington DC.
“We are deeply entrenched in the Teaneck community so my wife and children will remain in Teaneck and I will stay in Washington DC during the week, with the hope that we will spend most Shabbosim together either in Teaneck or in DC,” said Greenblatt.