Trump will soon be briefed on what was accomplished on Jared Kushner’s trip to the Middle East this week, after early reports suggest his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was “tense.”
Kushner, along with a Senior White House Adviser Jason Greenblatt, made the trip overseas to discuss an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, but Palestinian officials were reportedly unimpressed with what they heard.
“They sounded like Netanyahu’s advisers and not like fair arbiters,” a senior Palestinian official told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. “They started presenting Netanyahu’s issues and then we asked to hear from them clear stances regarding the core issues of the conflict.”
The decision whether or not to continue the talks lies with Trump, who will assess the matter pending a report from Kushner.
“(Kushner) will submit his report to the president and, after it is submitted, Trump will decide if there’s a chance for negotiations or it might be preferable to pull out peace talks,” the official said, according to a translation by the Jerusalem Post.
Kusher’s meeting marks the first attempt by the Trump administration to broker peace talks with the quarreling nations.
President Trump is also reportedly considering hosting a summit with Middle Eastern leaders to help bring peace between them.
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