Negotiations succeed or fail not only because of the mediator’s skills and personality.
Saudi Arabia’s Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer Al-Sabhan condemned the incident as “very unfortunate.”
Here is a list of the main plans and initiatives undertaken by the parties themselves and international mediators since the 1967 Middle East war.
Dennis Ross: Workshop could make ‘contribution’ and lend ‘credence’ to Trump plan.
The official did not name the Arab countries that were reportedly pressuring the PA leadership to soften its stance towards the upcoming workshop in Manama, Bahrain.
It is not clear when the political part of the plan would be released.
White House officials believe they have a window of just a year to roll out its plans for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.
"No one will be fully pleased with our proposal, but that's the way it must be if real peace is to be achieved," said the team.
Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt will ask Israeli, Egyptian and Saudi Arabian leadership for input on when might be best to release the detailed peace plan.
In an interview with an Israeli newspaper that was excerpted ahead of its full publication on Sunday, Trump described his Jerusalem move as a "high point" of his first year in office.