Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel welcomes a delegation that US President Donald Trump will send later this month in an effort to reignite the peace talks. "We will welcome them as always", he added. To explore that opportunity, it said departing "soon" for the region will be Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner; his envoy for worldwide negotiations Jason Greenblatt; and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell.
Amid the reports of US President Donald Trump sending his son-in-law and top advisor Jared Kushner to the Middle East in order to promote peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the Palestinian Authority has stated that it will be impossible to begin the peace process with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as long as he is being investigated in several serious corruption cases.
The three are to meet leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority "about how best to support the peace effort", it said.
Secular and Islamist movements gathered in the Palestinian city of Ramallah to call on other cities to protest against Trump and the visit of his special envoys to the Middle East, scheduled for late August. The official said the president recognizes peace between Israelis and Palestinians can ultimately only be negotiated directly between Israelis and Palestinians, and the US will continue to working with those parties towards that end.
Although Kushner stepped down from the business in January, the Kushner family later apologized for mentioning the connection to the Trump administration in a pitch to Chinese investors that said: "Invest $500,000 and immigrate to the United States".
The PA plans to resume its appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICC) in The Hague, alleging that senior Israeli leaders and military officers have committed war crimes, the Palestinian official said, adding that the PA will unilaterally pursue admission into more international organizations-a process Abbas had suspended when Trump was elected US president.