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J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, we advocate policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Jared Kushner Says Mideast Peace Will ‘Take Time’, Forward

“Arriving at an Israeli-Palestinian peace will ‘take time,’ President Donald Trump’s top two negotiators said after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ‘The United States officials and Israeli leadership underscored that forging peace will take time and stressed the importance of doing everything possible to create an environment conducive to peacemaking,’ the White House said in a readout after the meeting Wednesday between Netanyahu and Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to Trump and his Jewish son-in-law, and Jason Greenblatt, his special envoy to the region. The cautious tone appeared to defer to Netanyahu’s preference to go slow in advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace. Netanyahu does not believe that the Palestinians are fully committed to coexistence and accuses their leadership of continuing to incite violence.”

Trump, New Saudi Crown Prince Discuss Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts in Phone Call, Haaretz

President Trump called Saudi Arabia’s new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and congratulated him on his new position. According to a statement by the White House, the two leaders discussed a number of regional issues, including “efforts to achieve a lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians” – an issue that was also discussed when bin Salman met with Trump in Washington earlier this year.

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