"Waste of time": Palestinian leaders slam White House peace trip

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Palestinian presidency slammed the upcoming trip to the region by the White House Middle East peace team — Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt — on Saturday, further illustrating the deep crisis between the Trump administration and the Palestinian Authority. 

Why it matters: For the last 17 months, the Trump administration has been working on an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.