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Kushner tries to waylay fears about Mideast peace plan

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner urged a group of ambassadors on Wednesday to keep an “open mind” about President Donald Trump’s upcoming Middle East peace proposal and said it will require compromises from both sides, a source familiar with his remarks said.

Kushner said the peace plan is to be unveiled after Israel forms a governing coalition in the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election victory and after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ends in early June, the source said.

“We will all have to look for reasonable compromises that will make peace achievable,” Kushner said, according to the source, who asked to remain anonymous.

Kushner, one of the main architects of the peace proposal and who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, spoke to about 100 ambassadors from around the world at Blair House, the presidential guest home across the street from the White House. He spoke as part of a State Department series of speeches.

The proposal has two major components: A political piece that addresses core political issues such as the status of Jerusalem, and an economic part that aims to help the Palestinians strengthen their economy.

Unclear is whether the plan will propose outright the creation of a Palestinian state, the Palestinians’ core demand.

During his remarks, Kushner pushed back on the idea that the Trump peace plan was mostly centered around the economic package, saying the political component is “very detailed,” the source said.

“He said the plan will require concessions from both sides but won’t jeopardize the security of Israel,” the source said.

“It requires everybody approaching the plan with an open mind.”

The White House had no comment.

Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon said on Wednesday that Netanyahu is unlikely to follow through on an election pledge to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank until after the United States has unveiled its plan.

“I think we will respect the efforts of the administration. I don’t think we will see any major action done by our government before the peace plan will be presented,” Danon told reporters in New York.

The Palestinians and many countries consider the settlements illegal under the Geneva conventions that bar settling on land captured in war. Israel disputes this, citing security needs and biblical, historical and political connections to the land.

Reporting by Steve Holland; additional reporting by Michelle Nichols at the United Nations; Editing by Steve Orlofsky, Susan Thomas and Dan Grebler

Source: Reuters

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2 comments

  1. Angel NicGillicuddy

    I am very grateful
    For the people working so hard
    To determine economic stability
    In this region.
    The “money part”
    Is often looked angrily upon
    Or just overlooked
    Or ignored.
    And so is the fact that
    We use a hoardable form of money,
    Which has allowed evil
    To hoard it in massive amounts
    To use secretly
    To pay for ALL
    of the “dirty work” in this world.
    Including the driving of monopoly.
    This problem is fixable,
    By using money with
    adjustable controllable Demurrage.
    This will assure balanced trade,
    ALWAYS progressive
    And constantly refining industry,
    Civil Peace,
    And then peace between
    the nations
    Or regions.
    And,
    The Dark Forces will be un-funded.
    We must purify our money,
    Consciously,
    So that evil cannot
    Rule over us with it.
    Whatch US.
    We will show you how it WORKS.
    Yours Truly,
    Angel NicGillicuddy 💜
    ShiBboLeTh

  2. Angel NicGillicuddy

    Thank you
    I am very grateful
    For the people working so hard
    To determine economic stability
    In this region.
    The “money part”
    Is often looked angrily upon
    Or just overlooked
    Or ignored.
    And so is the fact that
    We use a hoardable form of money,
    Which has allowed evil
    To hoard it in massive amounts
    To use secretly
    To pay for ALL
    of the “dirty work” in this world.
    Including the driving of monopoly.
    This problem is fixable,
    By using money with
    adjustable controllable Demurrage.
    This will assure balanced trade,
    ALWAYS progressive
    And constantly refining industry,
    Civil Peace,
    And then peace between
    the nations
    Or regions.
    And,
    The Dark Forces will be un-funded.
    We must purify our money,
    Consciously,
    So that evil cannot
    Rule over us with it.
    Whatch US.
    We will show you how it WORKS.
    Yours Truly,
    Angel NicGillicuddy 💜
    ShiBboLeTh

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