Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior advisor, told foreign diplomats on Wednesday that the “deal of the century” will be released in June, after Ramadan, a source familiar with the remarks told The Jerusalem Post.
The timing for the release of Jared Kushner’s long-awaited peace plan, right at the conclusion of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, could not be more interesting. One has to wonder just what Team Kushner has up their collective sleeves. Certainly they are not going to be trotting out the same old tired and failed lame attempts at peace. They know that won’t work. So just what are they thinking?
“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1 Thessalonians 5:3 (KJV)
We told you last week how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo teased a shot of the Third Temple in the officially-released video of his trip to Israel, the implications of that were kinda interesting, to say the least. That would make the Jews very happy to say the least. But what carrot do they have that will make the Muslims equally happy? I can only imagine.
KUSHNER SAYS MIDDLE EAST PLAN WILL BE RELEASED IN JUNE
FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: Jared Kushner spoke in front of 100 foreign diplomats and ambassadors at the Blair House and asked them to keep an open mind regarding the plan. However, he did not provide any new details about the plan itself.
“We will all have to look for reasonable compromises that will make peace achievable,” Kushner said.
Whether the plan will propose outright the creation of a Palestinian state, which is the Palestinians’ core demand, remains unclear.
During his remarks, Kushner pushed back on the idea that the Trump peace plan mostly centered around the economic package, saying the political component is “very detailed,” the source said.
“Kushner said the plan will require concessions from both sides but won’t jeopardize the security of Israel,” a source said. “It requires everybody approaching the plan with an open mind.”
Jason Greenblatt, special representative for international negotiations, tweeted Tuesday that the peace team will not release any details of the plan ahead of time. “Continued speculation doesn’t help anyone & harms the effort. We kindly suggest a stop to the guessing games,” he wrote.
Greenblatt added that while only the parties themselves can resolve the conflict, he believes that the plan can help them achieve that goal. “We’ve been working hard drafting what we believe is a fair, realistic & implementable plan. Fair agreements require compromises,” he said.
Meanwhile, newly sworn in Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said in the interview on Tuesday night that “There are no partners in Palestine for Trump. There are no Arab partners for Trump and there are no European partners for Trump.” He added that Trump’s peace plan will be “born dead.”
On Monday night, The Washington Post reported that the “deal of the century” will include “practical proposals” for improving the lives of Palestinians, but will probably stop short of recommending the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state alongside Israel. READ MORE