Kushner heading to Mideast for peace talks

"With determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal, " Trump had said.

According to the Journal, the White House does not expect major breakthroughs during Kushner's Middle East trip.

Jordanian and Palestinian officials tell the Post that GCC leadership made this clear to Trump during his visit to Riyadh last month, noting that their domestic constituencies simply don't have the stomach for it. Peace talks with the Palestinians must precede peace talks with the Arabs- not the other way around, Saudi Arabian King Salman and Jordanian King Abdullah II allegedly told Trump.

Kusher and his wife, Trump's daughter Ivanka, accompanied the president on his recent visit to Israel and the West Bank.(ANSAmed).

Also on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government is "the best government ever for the settlements".

According to the anonymous official, Kushner and Greenblatt plan to "continue conversations" with both sides, but any notion of an actual peace accord would require much more discussions.

According to the White House, Trump has kept the US embassy in Jerusalem open in a bid to advance the prospects of a peace agreement.

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Greenblatt tweeted about his upcoming trip, writing: "Excited to be traveling back to Israel and the Pal".

Kushner and Greenblatt are hoping to "continue conversations" with both sides but noting that an accord nearly certainly would require ongoing discussions.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, White House senior advisor Jared Kushner, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and chief economic advisor Gary Cohn leave notes at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017.

The White House official - who was not authorized to speak publicly about the trip - said an agreement will take time, adding that there are likely to be many more visits by Kushner and Greenblatt to the region, as they seek common ground.

"No one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the president's strong support for Israel and for the United States-Israel alliance", the White House said.

"Hashem will give strength unto His people; Hashem will bless his people with peace".

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