Kushner to Palestinians: 'Put up or shut up' on peace plan
White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, author of the Trump administration's newly announced Middle East peace plan, had tough words today for Palestinian leaders who immediately rejected the proposal. In a lengthy interview with GZERO Media's Ian Bremmer, he said that Palestinians have long played "the victimhood card," and that for the first time a "practical, rational plan" is on the table for them. Throughout the interview, Kushner hammered home his belief that the political power of the Palestinian leaders, including President Mahmoud Abbas, has been greatly diminished.
In the conversation, Bremmer presses Kushner on the details on the deal, including the Israeli endorsed map outlining a future Palestine, the challenges of delivering on a promise of $50 billion in funding for the region, and Kushner's own close ties to embattled Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer airs nationwide on public television Fridays beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Check local listings. The interview will also be published in full on gzeromedia.com on Monday, February 3, at 6 a.m. ET.
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