Kushner says Trump "committed" to achieving peace in Mideast

Mercredi, 30 Aoû, 2017

Parallel movement, I think, is the way to go.

Abbas supports a two-state outcome, which he articulated in remarks alongside President Trump during their last joint appearance in Bethlehem in May.

According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, the allowances range from $364 (NIS 1,500) a month for a prison term of up to three years to $3,120 (NIS 13,000) for a term of 30 years and more.

How much the Arab states will give, however, is going to depend on how forthcoming the Israelis will be vis-à-vis the Palestinians and whether the Trump administration will support Palestinian goals, particularly on statehood. Palestinian sources have claimed that only Israel can benefit from negotiation without any guiding framework.

In addition to Kushner and Abbas, the Ramallah meeting was attended by special envoy for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization Dr. Saeb Erekat, Presidential Advisor for Economic Affairs Mohammed Mustafa, head of the General Intelligence Service Maj.

They will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders separately Thursday. This is different. What we heard from Spokeswoman Nauert must be taken as an official US position, vetted through State Department channels.

Al-Monitor reported that in the same meeting Abbas divulged he planned to issue an "ultimatum" to Kushner yesterday.

"Given Trump's public statements on President Sissi and the unimportance of human rights in the fight against terrorism, I thought the aid would flow normally", said Timothy Kaldas, a Cairo-based non-resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. By bringing on Coates, Greenblatt would get a senior point of contact on the NSC who would be fully devoted to his project. "Hamas is part of the Palestinian population and we do not consider them terrorists, " Abbas said.

'I can't understand how they are conducting themselves with us, ' he said, according a participant's notes. A Palestinian also knifed three Israelis to death in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

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The Trump administration seems to envision an "outside-in" strategy for breaking the Palestinian-Israeli stalemate.

Generally, participants have sought to tamp down expectations.

"We highly appreciate President Trump's efforts to strike a historical peace deal, a statement he repeated more than one time during our meetings in Washington, Riyadh and Bethlehem", Abbas said at the beginning of the meeting.

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The White House released little information about the trip when it got announced 10 days ago.

The Trump administration has made isolating Pyongyang a top foreign policy priority. "This is the time and this is the opportunity".

"The stars could be aligned to make some serious progress on this issue", said Mr. Otaiba. The Palestinian Authority is broke. "The Qatar crisis showed that clearly", he said.

Bin Salman and the official talked about ways to achieve "a real and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians" and stability in the wider Middle East and beyond, the Saudi state news agency SPA said.

In recent weeks Palestinian officials have criticized the administration's unwillingness to publicly back the creation of a Palestinian state or endorse the Palestinians' territorial demands in the West Bank.