Kushner said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the Palestinians deserve "self-determination," but stopped short of backing Palestinian statehood.
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This rapid turn of events must be rattling Kushner and his team, but not only them. The entire Israeli political system was, too, caught by surprise.
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“The Arabs are telling us that they stand with the Palestinians, while at the same time they are collaborating with the US administration in liquidating the Palestinian cause.”
Jared Kushner has spoken little on his vision for a lasting peace agreement, but plans to be a public face of the coming effort.
Jared Kushner suffered criticism throughout his first two years of public service as a senior adviser to his father-in-law, US President Donald Trump. But much has changed in just a few short weeks.
“I have an overloaded wagon of complexities,” Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat said. “I’m doing my best. I’m under occupation.”
Abbas proposed his peace plan during a speech he delivered at the Security Council on February 20, 2018.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also announced to the crowd that he had denied a $165 million transfer of aid to the Palestinian Authority.