Report: Kushner Asks Abbas to Hold off on Anti-Israel Diplomatic Initiatives to Give Trump Administration Time to Formulate Peace Plan

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RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - JUNE 21: In this handout image provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meets with Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, on June 21, 2017 in Ramallah, West Bank. Kushner is in the Middle East to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. (Photo by Thaer Ghanaim/PPO via Getty Images)

At their meeting in Ramallah this week, senior Trump administration official Jared Kushner asked Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to hold off on any diplomatic initiatives against Israel for four months to give the US time to formulate a “comprehensive diplomatic plan” to revive the long-dormant peace process, Israel Hayom reported on Sunday.

A senior Palestinian official cited by Israel Hayom said the plan was supposed to “include a set timetable for the parties to discuss most of the conflict’s core issues.”

Abbas, according to the report, “agreed in principle to Kushner’s request, but asked for [President Donald] Trump’s personal guarantee and commitment to the plan and the two-state vision.”

The two agreed that Trump would meet with Abbas at the UN General Assembly gathering in New York City next month, the report went on to say.

Kushner was accompanied at Thursday’s sit-down with Abbas by Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell and the Trump administration’s international negotiations representative Jason Greenblatt.

An American readout said the meeting was “productive” and “focused on how to begin substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.”

“Both sides agreed to continue with the US-led conversations as the best way to reach a comprehensive peace deal,” it went on to say.

Kushner, Powell and Greenblatt also met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday. That meeting, an American readout said, “continued the dialogue on advancing President Donald J. Trump’s goal of a genuine and lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.”

“The two sides agreed that peace between Israelis and Palestinians can only be negotiated directly between those two parties and discussed substantive issues and the best way to start talks,” it noted. “Both the Americans and the Israelis acknowledged that the meeting was an important step, but that forging a lasting peace will take time.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Jared is key. A dream of the good cute gold of Trump married to the good of Israel.

    Trump is forever the rudest vote ever made by history. Look as this vacant hurried guy wears a cheap baseball hat everywhere in human dignified America. Jews spend so much on a good hat that they sell out their vote to $15 Trump.

    Tell your billionaire rich president to put on a respectable hat. We want a nation of anything but trash. What an opportunity to build the future. A USA hat everytime you disembark Air Force One is culture zero noted fame.

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    Plug your nose.

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