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Mahmoud Abbas (L), Jared Kushner (C) and Benjamin Netanyahu (R)
In Warsaw, Kushner to begin discussing his vision for Middle East peace

Jared Kushner has spoken little on his vision for a lasting peace agreement, but plans to be a public face of the coming effort.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Jason Greenblatt
Palestinian leadership has ‘no vision,’ Greenblatt charges

“I have an overloaded wagon of complexities,” Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat said. “I’m doing my best. I’m under occupation.”

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah, reception ceremony in Ramallah
Palestinians call on China to support Abbas's peace plan

Abbas proposed his peace plan during a speech he delivered at the Security Council on February 20, 2018.

As U.S. pushes for Mideast peace, Saudi king reassures allies

The Palestinian ambassador to Riyadh, Basem Al-Agha, told Reuters that King Salman had expressed support for Palestinians in a recent meeting with Abbas.

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Terra Incognita: Western policy makers, stop being obsessed with ‘solutions’ in the Middle East

The key is to accept that some things are not “solvable” and hybrid structures and new paradigms are a good thing.

President Reuven Rivlin visits Border Police officers at a checkpoint near Jerusalem
Rivlin to AIPAC: Tell Obama administration to renew Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Rivlin said PA President Abbas, whom he referred to as “my good friend,” did not want to negotiate with Israel on a two-state solution unless there was parity between Israel and the Palestinians.

Jewish refugees from Yemen cross desert
Canada recognizes Jewish refugees expelled from Mideast, N. Africa

Ottawa accepts recommendation of committee which found that Jewish population in countries in question went from 856,000 before 1948 to only 4,315 in 2012.

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