Kushner meeting with Netanyahu called productive

Kushner meeting with Netanyahu called productive

JERUSALEM (AP) — The White House says Jared Kushner, who is- President Donald Trump's son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, had a productive meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his senior advisers.

Kushner is on his first solo trip to the region in an attempt to restart long-stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

Kushner, the U.S. ambassador to Israel and an international negotiator are also meeting in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his senior advisers.

The White House says the U.S. and Israeli officials reaffirmed their commitment to advancing Trump's goal of forging a lasting peace in the region. They stressed that reaching an agreement will take time and urged the importance of doing everything possible to create an environment that can foster peacemaking.

Photo: Diggers break the ground for a new settlement near the settlement of Shilo, West Bank, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

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