Mission impossible? Kushner seeks to revive Mideast talks – Fox News

JERUSALEM –  President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, is headed to the region with ambitious hopes of laying the groundwork for a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Trump has a number of advantages that could help him succeed where a string of predecessors have failed. But the deep [...]

Trumplomacy: Is there a Mideast strategy beyond arms sales? – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 100 people were killed in air strikes on a funeral gathering in Yemen in 2016 From now on the US can go back to selling precision-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia despite its poor record of avoiding civilian casualties in the Yemen conflict. The state department has lifted a [...]

Kushner Paves Way for Accelerated US Push on Mideast Peace – Bloomberg

Jared Kushner’s return to Israel this week bolsters White House efforts to broker a peace deal, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu examines what he needs to give Palestinians to bring ties with the broader Arab world out of the shadows, diplomats and Israeli government officials said. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and designated chief for [...]

Obama’s Mideast legacy is one of tragic failure – The Hill (blog)

The Middle East is a more dangerous place after eight years of the Obama presidency than it was before. The eight disastrous Obama years follow eight disastrous George W. Bush years, during which that part of the world became more dangerous as well. So have many other international hot spots. In sum, the past 16 [...]

Jared Kushner Is About to Plunge Into Middle East Diplomacy – New York Times

Several officials said this could be the first trip in which Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt delved into the nitty-gritty of a possible peace agreement — borders, security and other questions that have bedeviled American peacemakers for decades — by asking both sides to list their priorities for negotiations. Advertisement Continue reading the main story [...]

Kushner Heads to Mideast – U.S. News & World Report

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Kushner heading to Mideast for peace talks – Fox News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East this week to work toward a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. A White House official said the senior aide and son-in-law to President Donald Trump will arrive on Wednesday for meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah. Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s international envoy, will [...]

Iraqi PM Abadi heads to Saudi Arabia at start of MidEast tour – Reuters

BAGHDAD Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi headed on Monday to Saudi Arabia, the first leg of a Middle East tour that will also include Iran and Kuwait, in a diplomatic effort to foster regional reconciliation, his office said. Abadi’s visit to Saudi Arabia aims to promote reconciliation between the Sunni Muslim kingdom and majority Shi’ite [...]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Cheaper oil depresses most of Gulf but MSCI hopes buoy Saudi – Nasdaq

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Mideast research center to launch in fall – The Detroit News

Engineer Adel Amro walks inside the circular corridor at the research center known by its acronym, SESAME, in the countryside of western Jordan, about 22 miles from the capital of Amman.(Photo: Reem Saad / AP) Allan, Jordan — A top-notch research center that brought together Iran, Israel and other Mideast antagonists is launching operations this [...]

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