In Jerusalem over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu-in-law of the President of trump and his closest adviser Jared Kushner. It was also attended by the special representative of the President of the United States in the middle East Jason Greenblatt and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.
From Jerusalem Jared Kushner traveled to Ramallah, where he has a meeting with PNA head Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian leader will accept the son-in-law of the American President after the iftar meal (evening breaking of the fast during Ramadan). After midnight, spending in Israel 20 hours, Jared Kushner will fly to the United States.
Reuters notes that in Jerusalem did not disclose details of the meeting Kouchner and Netanyahu had no comment on the content of their conversation.
Here in Washington, saying that Kouchner’s visit is part of efforts to return Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table in order to open a new Chapter in the peace process. The white house promises that Greenblatt and Kushner will be a frequent guest in Israel.
While Reuters, citing Palestinian sources, writes that on the eve of the meeting of Mahmoud Abbas meets with Kouchner, Washington asked Ramallah to present a list of 12 key points that should be discussed on the negotiations with Israel. In Ramallah believe that such a request indicates the seriousness of the mood in Washington, which intends to focus on the key issues and not go into the details.
Before the meeting Netanyahu and Kouchner portal Walla News wrote, citing a source close to the Prime Minister that the Prime Minister intends to devote most of the meeting, the issues of cessation of payments of allowances to families of terrorists by the Palestinian authority.
June 13, U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said, speaking at the session of the Senate foreign Affairs, Palestinian national authority ceased to pay benefits to the families of terrorists.
According to Tillerson, the change in this question was followed by meetings of US President Donald trump and President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington. «We were very clear on this issue and made it clear to the Palestinians that such a practice is unacceptable,’ said Tillerson. The Palestinian authority must cease to pay benefits to the families of terrorists and those convicted for violent acts against other people.» Official sources in Jerusalem denied the words of the head of the U.S. state Department, stating that the payment of benefits to family of terrorists continues.
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