Trump to present plan for reviving peace talks

The paper said Abbas agreed to Kushner's proposal, but demanded that Trump personally commit to the USA peace plan, setting a meeting between the two leaders during the UN General Assembly in September. Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have been at a standstill since the failure of USA mediation in the spring of 2014.

"The Palestinian Authority and the U.S. delegation had a productive meeting focused on how to begin substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks", the U.S. and the PA said in a joint statement issued after the Ramallah talks.

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.

Most notably in a meeting with leftist Israeli lawmakers last week, Abbas noted that he'd met Trump's envoys "about 20 times" but they had failed to convey a commitment to a two-state solution to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to leaked comments. Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, along with peace envoy Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy Dina Powell, met with Abbas on August 24 as part of a trip to the region aimed at looking at trying to renew peace negotiations.

However, Abbas stressed that negotiations should be based on the framework of a two-state solution and for illegal settlements to cease. Also, the team will examine economic steps ahead of a potential peace deal.

Star Pack
To weave the veils of naivete that the soldiers of disenchantment sacked in the first mornings of life. I have returned to this Cage of afflictions ... and I am still hungry for the heavens.

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. "We didn't agree to this at all", said Aloul.

Netanyahu said such a deal was "within our reach" and promised to work with the Trump administration "to advance peace, stability and security in our region". They are seeking an end to Israeli settlement construction and also want the support the creation of the Palestine state.

Accompanied by a high-level American delegation, Kushner on Thursday reiterated Trump's commitment to finding a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which the President has referred to as "the ultimate deal", reports CNN.

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