President Trump to send envoys to Middle East to discuss peace

President Trump to send envoys to Middle East to discuss peace

Based on those meetings, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, special representative for global negotiations, Jason Greenblatt and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell will travel to the region in the coming days, the White House said.

The White House announced over the weekend that Kushner, Greenblatt and Dina Powell, the U.S. deputy national security advisor for strategy, will be traveling to the region in the coming days to meet with leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).

"He believes that the restoration of calm and the stabilized situation in Jerusalem after the recent crisis on the Temple Mount-Haram al Sharif has created an opportunity to continue discussions and the pursuit of peace that began early in his administration", it said. The senior American delegation will meet with local leaders in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

The convening groups alleged that the USA unfairly pressures the Palestinians to resolve the conflict with Israel without offering anything in return.

Nabil Abu Rdeneh, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, welcomed the impending visit. "We informed the American Administration that we are ready for peace on this basis".

Trump directed that the talks focus on a pathway to peace talks, fighting "extremism", easing the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and identifying economic steps that can be taken to ensure security and stability, the official said.

Palestinian organizations have called for a series of protests across the country in rejection of statements by the White House about U.S. President Donald Trump's intention to "mediate" the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.