High-level US officials arrive in Israel for peace efforts


(JNS.org) A high-level American diplomatic delegation, led by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, arrives in Israel Wednesday night for continued discussions in renewed U.S.-led peace efforts.

President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative, Jason Greenblatt (left), meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in July. Credit: Twitter.

The delegation, which also includes Trump’s international negotiations representative Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell, reportedly landed in the Middle East Sunday for talks with the leaders of the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

The U.S. diplomatic team will meet separately with Israeli and Palestinian leaders Thursday. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday questioned America’s ability to successfully facilitate peace negotiations in light of “chaos” within the Trump administration, and called on the White House to clarify its policies on a two-state solution as well as Jewish homes constructed in the disputed territories.

Kushner and Greenblatt also visited Israel and the disputed territories in June.

Posted on August 23, 2017 .