Kushner: Mideast peace plan will address border issues

Kushner: Mideast peace plan will address border issues

White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today On The Money: White House, Dems edge closer to trade deal | GOP worries about Trump concessions | DOJ argues Congress can't sue Trump on emoluments | Former Fed chief Volcker dies White House, Democrats edge closer to deal on trade MORE on Monday said that the Trump administration's plan for Middle East peace will address a number of issues, including establishing borders.

In an interview broadcast on Sky News Arabia, Kushner gave a broad outline of the peace plan that he has been working on for the last two years, according to Reuters.

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Kushner, who is also President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE's son-in-law, reportedly said the plan will build on “a lot of the efforts in the past” and will address final-status issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including establishing borders.

He did not specifically mention the creation of a Palestinian state during the interview.

Kushner explained that the new plan would build on past efforts, including the 1990s Oslo accords that provided a basis for a Palestinian state, and would require concessions from both sides of the conflict.

Although administration officials had said Kushner would be focusing on an economic plan, he said the proposal also contained a “political plan, which is very detailed” and “really about establishing borders and resolving final-status issues,” according to Reuters.

Kushner said Washington would only present the full plan after the upcoming Israeli elections on April 9.

Palestinian officials have resisted negotiations with the U.S. since President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017.

Jerusalem is considered holy in both Judaism and Islam, and Palestine has held that the city belongs to them.