That ambiguity has angered the Palestinians.
In a press conference on Wednesday, State Department's spokesman Heather Nauert deftly sidestepped questions about a two-state solution which the department has committed to in the past.
Netanyahu said that the U.S. delegation's visit was a "sign of the great alliance between us and the great goals that guide us".
Netanyahu, facing a graft investigation, is "fighting for his political life" and relying heavily on support from his right-wing base, which strongly opposes any concessions to the Palestinians, said Shapiro, currently a fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies think-tank in Tel Aviv. Ted Cruz, to work full-time under Greenblatt.
U.S. and European leaders have tried for years to convince the PA to end these payments, but never threatened to cut foreign aid. With this kind of credentials, success becomes more elusive for Mr Kushner.
Palestinians should not waste their time by expecting concrete results from this administration.
Kushner said the U.S. -Israel relationship "is stronger than ever". "You talked there about your commitment to peace, but the Israelis showed me your involvement in incitement [against Israel]".
President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner quietly slipped out of the country Sunday to embark on a trip to the Persian Gulf and Israel.
Ibrahim Fraihat is Associate Professor of International Conflict Resolution at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and Affiliate Scholar at Georgetown University in Qatar.
Indeed, it's magical thinking to believe that if the United States wants the Arabs involved in a meaningful way, either Jerusalem or Washington (most likely both) won't have to pay for it.
This was just one example of the increasing complexity of regional politics.
MOHAMMED ISHTAYEH: We would like to know, what is the endgame? The Palestinian Authority already cut increasingly scarce finances to Gaza, deepening the rift between West Bank-ruling Fatah and rival Islamist hardliners Hamas, who have governed Gaza since 2007. He has also published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security and New Middle Eastern Studies. She was furious, people familiar with the incident said, that her boss made a statement on national security without consulting her first. The experts hadn't done so well finding a solution, so why not give them a try? "It does not work". "Communiqués glorifying the murder of innocents are not steps toward peace", said Sen.
However, many Palestinian sources expressed frustration over the fact that the Trump administration has yet to commit to a two-state solution.
Trump himself visited Israel and the Palestinian territories in May.
The report also followed remarks last week by Palestine Liberation Organization ambassador to Washington Husam Zomlot that American officials must "tell us where the hell they are going".
Kushner's family financed settlements in the West Bank, and Friedman wasted no time upon his arrival before embarking on championing the settlers' cause, interpreting Trump's request to "hold back with settlements for a while" as a tacit complicity to continue building. "And I think all of them are within our reach", Netanyahu said. "Inside [Trump's] country, there is chaos in the administration". The generosity extends to family members of dead terrorists, which rose from $183 million to $197 million.
Even if there appears to be no obvious partner for peace in the region at the moment, Trump does not seem ready to table his peace plans.