Trumps’s Senior advisor Jared Kushner, said addressing the Saban Forum in Washington about the Trump administration’s peace efforts that Israel needs to make peace with Palestinians first before working on its relations with the Arab countries.
Discussing reports that Trump will announce plans to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Kushner said, Trump has until Monday to decide whether to sign a waiver delaying the embassy move for another six months, he said, “The president is going to make his decision, He’s still looking at a lot of different facts.”
Such a move would be highly controversial, upsetting not only Palestinians
A senior US official said on Friday that President Trump is expected to likely recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state in a speech on Wednesday
Kushner said:”Trump has a very long career of accomplishing things that a lot of people think are impossible,”The most recent example of that is the election.”.
Kushner emphasized the American efforts in finding a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that is from the region itself, he said, “We have tried to find a solution that comes from the region instead of imposing something.”
Kushner also said “We have an open and honest dialogue with both sides, our conversations have opened up a lot. I think there are a lot of instances of great trust between Israelis and Palestinians, but not along the leadership. I’ve seen a lot of cases of Israelis and Palestinians working together and having great relationships,” he added.
He added, “we spent 7 months in efforts to bring the two sides together and focused on the deal of the century, we will not reveal the deal.”