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February 25, 2019 12:38 pm
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Kushner on Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Initiative: ‘We Want to Bring Peace, Not Fear’

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Jared Kushner. Photo: Reuters / Lucas Jackson.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke publicly on Monday for the first time on the details of the Trump administration’s yet-to-be-unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

In an interview with Sky News Arabia, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, who was put in charge of the Israeli-Palestinian file, said, “We want to bring peace, not fear.”

Kushner described the plan as “very detailed,” touching on all aspects of the conflict, including the “redrawing of boundaries and resolving final status issues.”

Noting that “very little has changed over the last 25 years,” Kushner said the plan sought to “formulate realistic solutions for the issues of 2019, which will improve quality of life.”

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The plan would “have a broad economic impact, not only on Israel and the Palestinians, but on the entire region as well,” Kushner asserted. “We want to ensure there is free flow of people and of goods. We must create new opportunities.”

Noting the intra-Palestinian political divides — with the Palestinian Authority in charge in parts of the West Bank and Hamas ruling the Gaza Strip — Kushner stated, “We want to see the Palestinians united under one leadership, the Palestinians want a non-corrupt government that cares for their own interests.”

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