Kushner reportedly leaving State Department in dark about talks with Saudi Arabia on Palestinian state

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is extremely concerned about Jared Kushner’s secret talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about the establishment of a Palestinian state, according to a Bloomberg report citing three sources. Tillerson fears that if the talks backfire, the entire Middle East will plummet into complete chaos.
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US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are engaged in secret talks about the establishment of a Palestinian state that would be financially backed by several countries, including Saudi Arabia, according to a Bloomberg report citing three sources.

The sources explained that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is extremely concerned about the talks because Kushner is leaving the State Department and senior US diplomats in the dark about the highly delicate issue. The sources, who are familiar with the top US diplomat’s concerns, said that Tillerson fears that if the talks fail, the entire Middle East region will descend into complete chaos.  

As reported by JOL on Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former National Security Adviser Yaacov Nagel said during an interview with the Telegraph that Saudi Arabia is so interested in countering Iran that it is willing to abandon the Palestinians in exchange for diplomatic relations with Jerusalem.

Nagel explained that Riyadh wants to begin cooperating with Israel so desperately that it “doesn’t care” what kind of deal is reached between Israel and the Palestinians. “They just have to say there is an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, they don’t care, they don’t give a damn about what will be in the agreement,” Nagel said. “They need to say there is an agreement in order to go for next steps.”



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