Even more worrisome is Kushner's pro-Israel bias, which is not a secret to anyone.
Analysts say the prospects for progress are dim given intransigence by the Israeli and Palestinian leaders and Trump's multiple problems at home. And he went through this whole list of reasons like citing the fact that the Palestinians still haven't fully restored their security cooperation with Israel, which they suspended last month, some other reasons.
Since the occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 1967, between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis have moved into Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, in violation of international law.
Ahmed Majdalani, a senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation which Abbas heads, told AFP they were demanding "a clear and frank answer on the position of the administration on the two-state solution and settlements". His government, his base are very much against creating a Palestinian state.
A statement published by Abbas' office regarding the phone calls said that they dealt with the updates from the talks the leaders had with Kushner and on coordinating their respective positions.
APN's President and CEO Debra DeLee said: "We've come to expect flippant ad libs from President Trump, turning established policy on its head, seemingly at his whim". A corruption scandal swirling around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has put him on the defensive, and a criminal indictment now looks possible.
Another factor: Trump has also suggested massive cuts to the overall U.S. foreign aid budget, insisting the U.S. should instead use that money to build up its own military.
Indeed, Trump has neither endorsed nor rejected the two-state solution - the mainstay of his three predecessors' approach to the peace process.
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No matter who had won the 2016 US election, getting to a two-state solution would have been a real stretch.
Sen. James Lankford, R-OK, told CBN News that worldwide perception of grown in the region is inaccurate. After meeting with Israeli officials, the team will travel to Ramallah for talks with the Palestinians, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Or will he propose a top-down policy? "These issues have always been a passion of mine, something I worked on very closely" with both former Gov. Rick Perry and Cruz, she said. Parallel movement, I think, is the way to go.
On the other hand, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said that an Arab-Israeli peace is complicated but not impossible.
Indeed, it's magical thinking to believe that if the United States wants the Arabs involved in a meaningful way, either Jerusalem or Washington (most likely both) won't have to pay for it.
The PA expended more than $1 billion in payments to terrorists and their families over a four-year period.
However, commentators were skeptical over the prospects of a significant progress. "At the same time the administration recognizes that past demands for a settlement freeze have not helped advance peace talks". He has also published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security and New Middle Eastern Studies.
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