According White House official President Donald J. Trump believes that the restoration of calm and the stabilized situation in Jerusalem after the recent crisis on the Haram al Sharif has created an opportunity to continue discussions and the pursuit of peace that began early in his administration. To explore that opportunity, it said departing "soon" for the region will be Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner; his envoy for worldwide negotiations Jason Greenblatt; and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell.
President Trump is once again sending Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior adviser, along with Jason Greenblatt, the president's lead envoy in the Middle East, and Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser, to the Middle East for peace talks, CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett reports.
According to a senior White House official, Kushner, Greenblatt and Powell will meet with leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, to continue discussions on how to support peace efforts between the Israelis and Palestinians. He promised to bring "the ultimate deal" between Israel and the Palestinians but did not specify how he would do it.
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas said at the time that he and Olmert were close to an agreement that involve land swaps when the Israeli prime minister was indicted.
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The area was quickly cordoned off and the Waikato Armed Offenders Squad arrived to safely retrieve the three staff from the area. She said from her home, about 3km from Morrinsville, she saw what looked like red flashing lights towards the town.
"We are committed to peace based on the two state solution." he said.
"President Trump acts like the rules for the rest of us don't apply to him and now his entire administration is doing the same", Harrell Kirstein, a spokesperson for the group, told McClatchy.
While Israel welcomed the US' peace efforts, the PA said it was "pessimistic" about the US' ability to reignite the peace process, and threatened to resume unilateral initiatives in the global arena.
Palestinian organizations have called for a series of protests across the country in rejection of statements by the White House about U.S. President Donald Trump's intention to "mediate" the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.