Negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel took a back seat for most of the past decade – in part due to the war against Islamic State, the conflict in Syria and concerns over Iran’s nuclear program.
But U.S. President Donald Trump came into office promising a renewed effort towards a peace deal – assigning his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to facilitate the process. Last February, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid Mr. Trump a visit, followed a May 3 visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
For more, CGTN’s Jessica Stone reports.
To discuss the stalled peace talks between Palestine and Israel:
- Abbas Hamideh, co-founder of Al-Awda — a global coalition of activists and students in support of Palestinian rights.
- Aaron Magid, Washington correspondent for Jewish Insider.
- Professor Chuck Freilich, former Israeli deputy national security adviser. He’s currently a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center and Kennedy School of Government.
- Khalil Jahshan, executive director of the Arab Center Washington DC.