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US Delegation Told Abbas That Settlement Freeze Would Topple Netanyahu's Government

US Delegation Told Abbas That Settlement Freeze Would Topple Netanyahu's Government”

Judging by the statements made after the meeting by both sides, it was had been more successful than their June meeting, which a United States source described as "tense" and "disappointing".

"We know that things are hard and complicated, but there is nothing impossible with these good efforts".

Al-Quds, al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said Abbas spoke to Jordan's King Abdullah II via a phone call about the outcomes of his meeting with the USA delegation that is working to resume negotiations between Palestinians and Israel.

Kushner, envoy Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell.

The U.S., however, has described the trip as productive.

But Palestinian leaders note that the White House has not even said clearly whether its focus will be a two-state solution to the conflict, which has been longstanding USA policy. Also, the team will examine economic steps ahead of a potential peace deal.

Palestinian leaders have grown frustrated with the White House after initially holding out hope that Trump could bring a fresh approach to peace efforts despite his pledges of staunch support for Israel.

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US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu here in a bid to restart the stagnant Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the media reported.

"If the U.S. team doesn't bring answers to our questions this time, we are going to look into our options because the status quo is not working for our interests", Ahmad Majdalani, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, told The Associated Press.

A small group of demonstrators gathered in Ramallah as the meeting took place Thursday, protesting a delegation that is widely seen as biased toward Israel.

USA officials have said that they have not ruled out a two-state solution but that it is up to the two sides, not them, to agree on a way forward. "We didn't agree to this at all", said Aloul.

"There was a feeling that the Americans were offended", the source said, "and that's why Abbas was quick to explain himself and say that he was willing to reach a peace deal".

Analysts say a corruption scandal engulfing the Israeli leader will make him even more beholden to fringe elements within his right-wing coalition, likely making him an inflexible negotiating partner.

"Without a vision it will be negotiations for negotiations sake", Khatib said.



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