Senior White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner told the TIME 100 Summit on Tuesday that the soon-to-be-revealed Trump administration’s “deal of the century” will be different than those proposed in the past.
Kushner brushed aside a question about the “two-state solution,” saying “If people focus on the old traditional talking points, we will never make progress. What we will put out is different,” he said.
“Our focus is really on the bottom up, which is, ‘how do you make the lives of the Palestinian people better? What can you resolve to allow these areas to become more investable?’
“We deal with all the core status issues because you have to do it, but we’ve also built a robust business plan for the whole region,” he said. “I think that what we do is something that allows for Israel for maintain security, but there will be tough compromises for both.
“We’ve studied all the different past efforts, how they failed and why they failed, and there’s been some tremendous work done by the people who have worked on this before.
So we’ve tried to do it a little bit differently; normally they start with a process, and then hope that the process leads to a resolution for something to happen and be able to resolve for a long time.
What we’ve done is the opposite. We’ve done very extensive research and a lot of talking to a lot of people. We’re not trying to impose our will.
“I think the document that you’ll see, which is a very detailed proposal, is something we created by engaging with a lot of people from the region and people who have worked on this in the past, and I hope that it’s a very comprehensive vision for what can be if people are willing to make some hard decisions.
“So we start with a solution, and then we’ll work on a process to try to get there,” he added.
Kushner said he expects the plan to be rolled out sometime after the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which concludes on June 5.