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Jason Greenblatt’s daughter gets engaged in Dubai

Former White House Middle East envoy posts photo of couple standing in a sandy Emirati landscape, saying engagement among the ‘benefits of peace’

US Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt speaks at a conference in New York City, June 16, 2019. (Marc Israel Sellem/POOL)
US Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt speaks at a conference in New York City, June 16, 2019. (Marc Israel Sellem/POOL)

JTA — Mazel tovs rung out over the dunes of Dubai.

Just weeks after the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Anna Greenblatt, the daughter of former White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, was engaged in Dubai, where she was traveling with her father.

Greenblatt, an Orthodox Jew who served as US President Donald Trump’s lawyer before assuming a post in the Trump administration and serving a key role in crafting the Trump peace plan, posted a photo of the happy couple to Twitter on Thursday morning.

“What an amazing, magical proposal and evening!!! The benefits of peace” he wrote, captioning a photo of the pair standing in front of a sandy and sunny background.

The same photo on Simcha Spot, a social media page, identified the fiance as Eric Wietschner of Woodmere, Long Island, in suburban New York.

El Al ran its first direct flight from Israel to the UAE earlier this year following the signing of the Abraham Accords normalizing ties between the Emirates and Israel. Another accord was signed between Israel and Bahrain.

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