Kushner leads USA delegation for peace talks in Middle East

Illustrative Schoolchildren in the West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar

Illustrative Schoolchildren in the West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Thursday with President Trump advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who arrived in Jerusalem to try to restart stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

On Wednesday, Palestinian officials said they will not cooperate in any new moves toward peace until the Trump team has committed to the two-state solution and a halt in all Israeli building on post-1967 land.

Pressed on whether he would uphold the US' longstanding commitment to two states for two peoples, Trump declined back in February: "I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like", he said, standing beside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

TRT World spoke to Guy Ziv, Professor of International Affairs in American University in Washington DC.

Abbas is 82 and unpopular among Palestinians, while Trump faces various crises in addition to domestic controversies weighing on his presidency.

"We have a lot of things to talk about, how to advance peace, stability and security in our region, prosperity too", Netanyahu said, standing next to Kushner. "I think that all of them are within our reach".

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will hold a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan next week. A spokesman for Abbas called the meeting "important and crucial".

A United States official said earlier that Trump "remains optimistic that progress toward a deal can be achieved".

However, commentators were skeptical over the prospects of a significant progress.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met with the Saudi crown prince and Qatar's emir, kicking off a regional trip to explore the possibility of re-energizing Israel-Palestinian peace efforts that stalled more than three years ago.

In the US delegation's talks Wednesday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, both sides also reaffirmed their commitment to boosting ties and countering terrorism, state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

Both men were part of a U.S. delegation that traveled to the Middle East for meetings with Netanyahu and Abbas in June.

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Signalling their frustration, some Palestinian leaders have spoken of taking a harder line in recent days.

Mr Abbas is unlikely to agree, Mr Masri predicted, but would probably keep the contact going with the Americans "and keep the show going of a process without peace".

Separately on Tuesday, Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian chief negotiator and secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), sat down with Burt in the West Bank city of Ariha (Jericho).

But at the same time, Majdalani said they could also unilaterally declare Palestinian statehood.

The site is the holiest site in Judaism and the third-holiest in Islam, and it is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They are adamant in their position that the Israeli government does not cede a millimeter of ground on Jewish settlements built on occupied Palestinian territory. But Shapiro also doesn't think Kushner should disengage.

Commenting on the visit, former National Security Adviser Maj.

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