Trump Invites Abbas to White House in Bid for Middle East Peace

(VOA News) Michael Lipin - The Mideast peace process has been deadlocked since April 2014, when indirect talks led by then-Secretary of State John Kerry broke down. Since then, Netanyahu has repeatedly offered to resume talks with Abbas without preconditions, while Abbas has declined such offers. On Thursday, Reuven Azar, deputy head of Israel's embassy in Washington, told a Wilson Center forum that Trump and Netanyahu agreed to form a U.S.-Israel "working group" to strengthen the Palestinian economy, as a way of changing the status quo of the conflict.

2017-03-13 00:00:00

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