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PM says peace is 'within our reach', while Trump's son-in-law says US president is 'very committed' to brokering deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Thursday, as part of a bid by the United States to try to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Alongside Kushner, before their meeting began at the IDF headquarters in the Kirya compound in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu said he believed peace was “within our reach.”

“We have a lot to discuss. How to advance peace, stability and security in our region – prosperity too – and I think all [those things] are within our reach,” he said.

"So I'm glad to see you and [see] the efforts you're making on behalf of the US President [Donald Trump] with Jason [Greenblatt] and other members of your team," the prime minister said. I think it's a sign of the great alliance between us and the great goals that guide us. »

Kushner told Netanyahu that Trump was “very committed” to helping broker a peace deal and thanked the prime minister for working with the White House for that goal.

"The president is very determined to find a solution here that can bring prosperity and peace to all people in the region," he said. We really appreciate the commitment of the Prime Minister and his team who are engaging very carefully and respectfully in the way that the President has asked him to do. »

Kushner also said that “the relationship between Israel and America is stronger than ever and we thank Prime Minister Netanyahu for his leadership and partnership. »

Source: ©  Netanyahu meets Kushner as part of US peace efforts | The Times of Israel

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