The first stage of U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be launched on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to begin drumming up $50 billion in investment.
White House senior advisor Jared Kushner said Thursday the Middle East peace proposal he is working on would be a "good starting point" to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Smaller countries with strong ties to Israel and the U.S. are considering their own embassy moves to Jerusalem.
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White House senior advisor Jared Kushner has been charged with drafting a peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, but talk of peace is likely to become increasingly difficult following the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
"Despite all the chaos right now, we still may get a problem which is coming in seemingly from left field," says Michael Rubin.
White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah is set to brief reporters Monday afternoon following the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, a highly controversial move that angered the people of Palestine.
The decision to shift the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is likely to further alienate America from the Palestinian side, says Richard Schmierer of the Middle East Policy Council and former U.S. ambassador to Oman.
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