Monday, June 24, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump with senior White House adviser Jared Kushner at the start of a meeting in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. (Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO)

(Israel Hayom/JNS) Following months of having to focus on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and its subsequent fallout, the White House is now ready to move its attention in the Middle East back to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“We’re focused now on the broader region, which is figuring out how to hopefully bring a [peace] deal together between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, his father-in-law, told Fox News.

Kushner also said the administration was hopeful that its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan would be released “in the next couple of months,” but cautioned that “not every side is going to love” the proposed agreement.

“There’s enough in it and enough reasons why people should take it and move forward,” said Kushner. “And this plan will keep the Israeli people safe and give them a good future, but also give a real opportunity and hope for the Palestinian people so that they can live much better lives.”

He added: “I’ve been saying a lot that you shouldn’t be hijacking your children’s future because of your grandparents’ conflict. This is a conflict that has been going on for way too long.”


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