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Kushner: Palestinians showing they aren’t ready for statehood

Also appearing on Fox & Friends is Jared Kushner, credited as the plan’s architect, who says the Palestinian rejection of the plan shows they can’t have a state.

“They are proving through their reaction that they are not ready to have a state,” he says.

He calls the Palestinians “professional at not finishing deals.”

“The ball is in their court if they want to approach it, if not we are busy,” with other things, he says.

White House adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump waits with her husband and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner for a press conference with US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House on January 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP)

“Trump got them the best offer they ever had,” he adds.

He says skeptics should give the plan a chance.

“You’re not going to change minds overnight. It puts out a framework.”

He also claims the plan will reduce terror by proving to the world that Israel does not have any designs on the Temple Mount, which he says has fueled jihadism.

“It very strongly gets Israel to affirm they will respect Jordan’s hold on the mosque. If the mosque is safe and Muslims can come pray” this should reduce terror and tensions, he says.

In actuality, the plan makes reference to all religions being able to pray on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, a potentially explosive change to the status quo there that could inflame the region.

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