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Kushner begins shuttle diplomacy in Israel and West Bank in search of a peace breakthrough

Kushner begins shuttle diplomacy in Israel and West Bank in search of a peace breakthrough

Presidential advisor Jared Kushner waded into the nitty-gritty of Middle East peace mediation for the first time on Wednesday, as the Trump administration seemed to lower expectations for a swift breakthrough by emphasizing that “peace will take time.’’

The son-in-law of President Trump, who has been tasked with overseeing the diplomacy to broker what the president has described as the “ultimate” deal, shuttled between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah in the span of a few hours.

After a meeting with Netanyahu that lasted more than two hours, the White House released a...

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