Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and special advisor to US President Donald Trump was the guest of an event organized by Time magazine.
At the event, Kushner was interviewed by a journalist to find out if the “two-state” formula was part of the Mideast peace plan. Without saying “no”, Jared Kushner said: ”If people focus on the old traditional talking points, we will never make progress. The Arab peace initiative of 2002, which I think was a very good attempt but if that would have worked it would have made peace a long time ago,”
The son-in-law of President Trump described the core vision of the plan, “Our focus is really on the bottom up —which is how do you make the lives of the Palestinian people better? What can you resolve to allow these areas to become more investable.”
He also said this plan will require “painful concessions” from both sides, and added, “Let’s see if the leadership on both sides have the courage to make progress.”
Kushner also confirmed that the plan will be released in June, after the month of Ramadan.
It has already been leaked that the Trump Administration’s peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will not include the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Instead, the plan promotes the provision of great economic opportunities for the Palestinians and Israeli control in the disputed territories.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has already preemptively rejected the peace plan, “We opposed this deal in the first place because it took Al-Quds out of Palestine, so we did not want the rest of the plan because there is no state without Al-Quds, and there will be neither a state in Gaza nor a state without Gaza.”
“Why does President Trump want to talk about any solution or any issue after he transferred the embassy to Al-Quds and recognized Al-Quds as the capital of Israel? Therefore, I don’t think there is any sense in talking with him.” Abbas said.
Trump has often been on the record that with his “‘Deal of the Century ” he wants to take a different path than his predecessors for resolving the decades-long dispute.