Kushner head­ing to Mid­dle East for talks

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World -

Jared Kushner is trav­el­ling to the Mid­dle East this week to con­tinue work to­ward a peace deal be­tween Is­rael and the Pales­tini­ans.

A White House of­fi­cial said the se­nior aide and son-in-law to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump will ar­rive on Wed­nes­day for meet­ings in Jerusalem and Ra­mal­lah. Ja­son Green­blatt, Trump’s in­ter­na­tional en­voy, will ar­rive on Mon­day.

The of­fi­cial said Kushner and Green­blatt will hear from Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu and Pales­tinian Author­ity Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ab­bas and their se­nior ad­vis­ers.

Trump made a per­sonal ap­peal for peace dur­ing a visit to Is­rael last month.

He has cast Mid­dle East peace as the “ul­ti­mate deal,” putting Kushner and Green­blatt in charge of the chart­ing the course.

In re­marks in the Mid­dle East, Trump called on both sides to put aside the “pain and dis­agree­ments of the past.”

But he did not of­fer any de­tails on how to move for­ward and avoided is­sues that have stymied all pre­vi­ous at­tempts at a peace agree­ment, in­clud­ing the sta­tus of Jerusalem, Is­raeli set­tle­ment con­struc­tion and the Pales­tini­ans’ de­mand for a sov­er­eign na­tion. Three for­mer pres­i­dents’ peace ef­forts have failed. AP


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