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Kushner reaffirms U.S. commitment to Mideast peace

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 01:07

U.S. Presidential Adviser Jared Kushner says President Trump remains ''very committed'' to peace in the Middle East during trip of the region. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. U.S. President Donald Trump remains "very committed" to achieving Israeli-Palestinian peace, his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of talks on Thursday (August 24). But there was little to suggest any breakthrough or significant progress towards ending a decades-old conflict is imminent as Kushner began a day of separate meetings with Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of international diplomacy or political negotiation, arrived in Israel with U.S. Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt on Wednesday (August 23) after meeting Arab leaders in the Gulf, Egypt and Jordan. President Trump has described peace between Israelis and Palestinians as "the ultimate deal" - and added a new wrinkle last February by saying he was not fixed on two states co-existing side by side as a solution to their dispute.

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Kushner reaffirms U.S. commitment to Mideast peace

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 01:07