- Jordan’s King Abdullah: Palestinian State Only Way to Peace
King Abdullah tells Trump adviser Jared Kushner that Middle East peace is only possible with a Palestinian state.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II has told US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner that a lasting Middle East peace can only come with the creation of a Palestinian state on land captured by Israel in a 1967 war.
A palace statement said the monarch has been deeply concerned about the still-secret US plan to end the Arab-Israeli conflict, and told Kushner Israel had to withdraw from the occupied West Bank, which Israel captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
“His Majesty stressed the need for a comprehensive and lasting peace based on a two-state solution, leading to an independent Palestinian state on 4 June 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital,” the palace statement said.
Kushner is leading a US delegation to the Middle East this week seeking support for a late June economic “workshop” in Manama, Bahrain, in which Kushner is set to unveil the first part of Trump’s long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.