Mideast peace

Kushner says Israelis and Palestinians must make "tough compromises"

Jared Kushner at the Time 100 event. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Jared Kushner, who is leading the White House "peace team," said at the TIME 100 conference in New York Tuesday that President Trump's peace plan will require “tough compromises” from both the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Why it matters: Kushner said the White House will start laying out the plan in June, after the Muslim month of Ramadan. The officials leading the White House effort have begun to speak more publicly about the plan, but still aren’t offering any details.

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At current crossroads, future of Palestinian movement is up for grabs

Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on stage before supporters
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv on election night, April 10, 2019. Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

The trajectory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be on the verge of significant change, but this will come neither from Israel's recently concluded elections nor the potential unveiling of the Trump administration's peace plan in coming months.

The big picture: More important than what either the Israeli or U.S. governments will do is what will happen to the party about which one hears the least, the Palestinians. Their national movement has been missing in action on all matters concerning the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations. At some point, inevitably, that will change.