Kushner already had his work cut out in the Middle East. But it just got harder

The Washington Post
"Both leaders are focused on their domestic political survival,” said Gadi Baltiansky, former Israeli peace negotiator and director of the Israeli-Palestinian peace movement the Geneva Initiative. “That makes aspirations to launch a genuine peace process a bit unrealistic. Abbas is in a situation where he cannot deliver the deal that he talks about, and Netanyahu is not even able to describe the deal that he wants. With neither leader able to make “courageous decisions,” one is needed from the U.S. administration" Baltiansky said.