Welcome to The Media Line
Bringing you trusted mideast news from every point of view
Your News, Your Rules.
  • Personalized News Feed
    Choose the topics that matter to you and how you’d like to view them
  • Storyline Subscriptions
    Follow your favorite storylines, from regions to lifestyle
  • RSS Notifications
    Get notified the moment stories you are following go on line
Theme
Which color scheme would you prefer to use?
Premium Content
  • Premium Content
    Receive access to all content available to paid subscribers
  • Archive Access
    Gain entree to stories published beyond four years
  • Save your stories
    Keep a personal account of stories you selected.

Jordanian King Abdullah II Meets With U.S. Peace Team In Washington

Jordan’s King Abdullah II met in Washington with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt—ahead of the anticipated roll-out of the Trump administration’s much-hyped and long-delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The latter two Americans have led the process of devising a comprehensive proposal to end the decades-long conflict, venturing into turbulent waters that have capsized all previous efforts. The initiative, which will focus heavily on economic development in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as well as provide monetary incentives to regional countries such as Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, will be launched shortly after Israel’s April 9 national elections. The meeting with Abdullah—whose nation is the custodian of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem and who thereby has a vested stake in the endeavor—comes on the heels of a tour by Kushner and Greenblatt of Middle East capitals aimed at shoring up support for the plan. It appears that Team Trump will need all the backing possible as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been boycotting American officials since the U.S. recognition in December 2017 of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and has flat-out rejected any engagement in Trump-led negotiations.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the storylines that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Storylines and Topics
Help us deliver the independent journalism the world needs
Donate
Mideast Daily News Email - Get the latest headlines and stories

By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Mideast Daily News Email - Get the latest headlines and stories

By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.