Trump's top aides to visit Israel and Palestine this week

2017-06-20 19:21 GMT+8
Editor Lin Zihan

US President Donald Trump is sending two top aides to Jerusalem and Ramallah this week to discuss potential next steps in his bid to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. 

Trump's son-in-law and White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner, will join top national security aide Jason Greenblatt in Israel on Wednesday. Greenblatt arrived in the region on Monday. Kushner and Greenblatt will hear directly from Israeli and Palestinian leaders about their "priorities and potential next steps" during their visit.

Former US secretary of state John Kerry led the last talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. After around a year of largely fruitless discussion, the talks broke down in April 2014.

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