Selin ATAY-TDO- "If they want to meet (Palestine) we will do it gladly but we will not run after them.'' Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to US President Donald Trump, on the so-called Middle East peace plan, said.
Jared Kushner met with representatives of 15 U. N. Security Council Member States at the U.S. Permanent Representative to the U. N. to explain the Trump administration's so-called peace plan.
In his remarks to reporters after the meeting, Kushner suggested that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was "surprised at how good it was" when he first heard about the plan, but "took a position that rejected it before the plan was even announced."
The peace plan proposed by the United States could be the "last chance," Kushner said, arguing that at this stage it is very difficult for Israel and Palestine to be two states side by side. "If you look at the rate of expansion of Israeli settlements and the wishes of the Palestinian people, you enter a crossroads that is almost irreversible," Kushner said.
Kushner stated that they were able to convince Israel of this plan and that the most "constructive" step the Palestinians could take was to sit down with the Israelis and go through the plan "line by line".