Goto

Collaborating Authors


Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

Associated Press

President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Kuwait's Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh. President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Kuwait's Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh. Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and longtime business lawyer Jason Greenblatt were to accompany Trump on his visit, set to begin Monday, May 22, and include separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Kushner and Greenblatt were to accompany Trump on his two-day visit, set to begin Monday and include separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.


Kushner meets Saudi's MBS for first time since Khashoggi murder

Al Jazeera

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) on Tuesday for the first time since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The talks in the Saudi capital Riyadh, part of Kushner's tour of the Middle East, focused on ways of "increasing cooperation" between the United States and Saudi Arabia as well as efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a White House statement said. "Building on previous conversations, they discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and Saudi Arabia, and the Trump administration's efforts to facilitate peace between the Israelis and Palestinians," the statement said. "Additionally, they discussed ways to improve the condition of the entire region through economic investment," it said. This was the first face-to-face meeting between Kushner, who is also US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, and MBS since the murder of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. A firm critic of Saudi's reform programme under the stewardship of MBS, Khashoggi was looking to obtain paperwork certifying he was single so that he could marry his Turkish fiancee, Hatice Cengiz.


MBS: Palestinians should 'accept Trump proposals or shut up'

Al Jazeera

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has told heads of US-based Jewish groups that the Palestinian leadership must accept conditions for peace put forward by the administration of US President Donald Trump, according to a report on Israeli media. During a closed-door meeting last month in New York with the organisations' leaders, MBS harshly criticised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Channel 10 news reported on Sunday, citing an Israeli diplomatic wire and sources. "In the last several decades the Palestinian leadership has missed one opportunity after the other and rejected all the peace proposals it was given," MBS was quoted as saying in a report published on Axios website by Barak Ravid, Channel 10's senior diplomatic correspondent. "It is about time the Palestinians take the proposals and agree to come to the negotiations table or shut up and stop complaining." SCOOP: Saudi Crown Prince told Jewish leaders: Palestinians should take what the Trump administration offers or stop complaining - my story on @axios and @news10 https://t.co/zO6GLXqkqZ


Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

Associated Press

President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Kuwait's Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh. President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Kuwait's Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh. Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and longtime business lawyer Jason Greenblatt were to accompany Trump on his visit, set to begin Monday, May 22, and include separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Kushner and Greenblatt were to accompany Trump on his two-day visit, set to begin Monday and include separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.