Turkey, Jordan call for Palestine peace talks

Turkey, Jordan call for Palestine peace talks

Turkey, Jordan call for Palestine peace talks

Dan Shapiro, US ambassador to Israel under former president Barack Obama, said all three leaders - Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abbas - were not in a position for any imminent major peace drive.

Meeting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Jared Kushner in Tel Aviv. The official added that Trump believes that "the restoration of calm and the stabilized situation in Jerusalem after the recent crisis on the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif has created an opportunity to continue discussions and the pursuit of peace".

Fresh off the heels of visiting Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt with a delegation that included Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell and Mideast negotiator Jason Greenblatt, Kushner arrived Wednesday.

Trump took office with hopes of forging what he calls the "ultimate deal" between Israelis and Palestinians.

The two leaders stressed the importance of "launching serious and effective Palestinian-Israeli negotiations to end the conflict on the basis of the two state-solution that allows for the emergence of an independent Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 borders".

Greenblatt and David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, had already pitched the idea privately to Coates.

On Wednesday, Palestinian officials said they will not cooperate in any new moves toward peace until the Trump team has committed to the two-state solution and a halt in all Israeli building on post-1967 land.

"Just when they were due to return to the classroom, Palestinian children are discovering that their schools are being destroyed", said Hanibal Abiy Worku, NRC country director for Palestine.

Jared Kushner (left) has led much of the Trump administration's Middle East peace efforts, but national security adviser H.R. McMaster is seeking to increase input on the matter from the National Security Council.

Since 2011, the Israeli government has also threatened to withhold permits and funding to schools that are not implementing Israeli curriculums in which references to Palestinian identity and culture, the occupation, Israeli settlements and other aspects of Palestinian history were removed. But he has since given few details on his vision for peace, managing to frustrate both sides.

'Since then we didn't hear from them, ' he said.

"If we don't hear within a month and a half that the American team has stopped talking and started doing, Abbas intends to mobilize anyone and everyone he can for the UN General Assembly session on the establishment of a Palestinian state, regardless of the Israeli and American reactions", the official told Al-Monitor.

MS NAUERT: - day I got up here, and that is the importance of Middle East peace for this administration.

These troubles will also weigh on Abbas if he is forced into making concessions to Israel.

The participants also raised signs in English and Arabic calling on the Trump administration to stop military support for Israel who in turn murders innocent Palestinians.

'I have met with Trump envoys about 20 times since the beginning of his term as president of the United States, ' Abbas told a delegation from the left-wing Meretz party, Haaretz reported.

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