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Trump to present plan for reviving peace talks

Trump to present plan for reviving peace talks”

Trump also faces a range of crises in addition to controversies at home that may make it hard for him to focus on the complexities of a major Israeli-Palestinian peace push.

Kushner, special representative for global negotiations Jason Greenblatt and deputy national security advisor Dina Powell held talks with the PA president in Ramallah on Thursday after meeting with a number of Middle East leaders in the past several days.

According to the al-Hayat report, Abbas demanded of the visiting USA delegation during their meeting last week that the Administration commit officially to the two-state solution along the 1967 lines-meaning the removal of all Israeli settlements from Judea and Samaria, and insisted on a settlement freeze for the duration of the coming peace talks.

Palestinian leaders have grown frustrated with the White House after initially holding out hope that Trump could bring a fresh approach to peace efforts despite his pledges of staunch support for Israel.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with USA presidential adviser Jared Kushner in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 24.

The Palestinian leader's remarks expressing confidence in USA efforts came despite the Trump administration's continued refusal to endorse the two-state solution, in order to not, as State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Wednesday, "bias one side over the other".

Ramallah- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his administration's commitment to a two-state solution being the sole settlement for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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"We know that things are hard and complicated, but there is nothing impossible with these good efforts".

"We have told the Americans that we are committed to the American effort", Khatib said. "Both sides agreed to continue with the US-led conversations as the best way to reach a comprehensive peace deal".

A small group of demonstrators gathered in Ramallah as the meeting took place Thursday, protesting a delegation that is widely seen as biased toward Israel.

But Palestinian leaders note that the White House has not even said clearly whether its focus will be a two-state solution to the conflict, which has been longstanding U.S. policy.

"There was a feeling that the Americans were offended", the source said, "and that's why Abbas was quick to explain himself and say that he was willing to reach a peace deal". "We believe that both parties should be able to find a workable solution that works for both of them".

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Ankara on an official visit Sunday. One of Abbas's close confidantes has said it is not logical that Hamas has a government in Gaza and the PA funds it.



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