Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner met Israeli and Palestinian leaders yesterday to try to jump-start moribund peace talks, but after months without progress the Middle East envoy faces growing scepticism from Palestinians.
With no clear vision for peace outlined by the US administration and domestic issues distracting President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, expectations for the new peace push are low.
The Palestinians initially welcomed Mr Trump’s election, but they have since grown impatient with what they say is his failure to present a road map for peace.
Specifically, they want a halt to Israeli settlement construction on occupied lands, and an American commitment to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
Read the article in The Australian (AP).