Saudi editor urges Palestinians to have open mind on US peace plan
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Saudi editor urges Palestinians to have open mind on US peace plan

Faisal Abbas wrote in the Arab News that "the Palestinians should negotiate hard, and then take what they can to secure a nation state for future generations."

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, and the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Sunday, May 21, 2017, to participate in the inaugural opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via Wikipedia )
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, and the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Sunday, May 21, 2017, to participate in the inaugural opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via Wikipedia )

The editor-in-chief of a Saudi newspaper is urging Palestinians to keep an open mind toward a Mideast plan being devised by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

Faisal Abbas wrote in the Arab News on Wednesday that, while the cards have been stacked against the Palestinians, Mr Kushner’s plan just may reverse the situation and make peace more possible.

The column ran as Palestinians hold protests to mark the 71st anniversary of the “nakba”, or “catastrophe”, which commemorates their mass displacement during the war that led to Israel’s creation.

Mr Abbas wrote there was a “strong counter argument that it is time to think outside the box” and added: “The Palestinians should negotiate hard, and then take what they can to secure a nation state for future generations.”

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