Kushner meets with Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Abbas in Ramallah

Kushner meetings with PM and Abbas centered on renewing peace negotiations between Israel and PA

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President Trump’s special Middle East Advisor Jared Kushner met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem Wednesday, the meeting attended by United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Trump’s Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt.

The meeting centered on efforts to renew peace negotiations and talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Prime Minister Netanyahu stating on Kushner’s visit “This is an opportunity to pursue our common goals of security, prosperity, and peace. I know of your efforts and the President’s efforts, and I look forward to working with you to achieve these common goals.”

Kushner, Greenblatt and United States Consul General in Jerusalem Donald Blome then traveled to Ramallah Thursday morning where they met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

According to a press release from the White House, “The two sides had a productive meeting and reaffirmed their commitment to advancing President Trump’s goal of a genuine and lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians that enhances stability in the region.”

Both Kushner and Greenblatt “discussed with President Abbas priorities for the Palestinians and potential next steps, acknowledging the need for economic opportunities for Palestinians and major investments in the Palestinian economy,” both representatives and the PA “underscored that forging peace will take time and stressed the importance of doing everything possible to create an environment conducive to peacemaking.”