Trump taps his company’s legal chief Jason Greenblatt as special international representative
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Trump taps his company’s legal chief Jason Greenblatt as special international representative

Greenblatt would be thrust into the post of presidential adviser on Israel if Trump wins the White House. (Uriel Heilman)

Greenblatt would be thrust into the post of presidential adviser on Israel if Trump wins the White House. (Uriel Heilman)

(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump has named Jason Greenblatt, the chief legal officer for the Trump Organization, as its special representative for international negotiations.

A Trump transition team spokeswoman made the announcement on Friday. Greenblatt will focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, and American trade agreements with other countries, according to CNN.

Greenblatt, an Orthodox Jew and father of six, also serves as the executive vice president for the Trump Organization.

He has worked as a real estate lawyer for Trump for 19 years and is one of two Jewish lawyers whom Trump had said he would appoint as his Israel advisers. A Yeshiva University graduate, Greenblatt studied at a West Bank yeshiva in the mid-1980s and did armed guard duty there.