The Palestinians have furiously rejected President Donald Trump's plan to end the Mideast conflict, which would grant them limited autonomy in parts of the Middle East, while allowing Israel to annex its West Bank settlements and keep almost all of east Jerusalem.
The big picture: Recent administrations have seen their role as facilitating dialogue between Israel and Palestine and setting parameters for a potential agreement.
Indonesia has previously highlighted the crucial issues that needed addressing - and were largely ignored in Trump's proposed plan - including the illegal Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem and the fate of some 5 million Palestinian refugees.
"They have a flawless track record of blowing every opportunity they've had in their past", Kushner said Tuesday on CNN of the Palestinian leadership.
It also offers United States approval for Israel to annex the strategically crucial Jordan Valley - which accounts for around 30 percent of the West Bank - as well as other Jewish settlements in the territory.
The Trump administration spent three years working on the 80-page plan. It also calls for a four-year freeze on Israeli settlements, while recognizing existing settlements in the West Bank.
"At a tactical level there are some good ideas, but without the promise of statehood for the Palestinians, they are meaningless", Cook said.
But it grants Israel much of what it has sought in decades of global diplomacy, namely control over Jerusalem as its "undivided" capital, rather than a city to share with the Palestinians.
The Palestinians seek all of the West Bank and east Jerusalem - areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war - for an independent state and the removal of more than 700,000 Israeli settlers from these areas. "It is realistic for hundreds of thousands of Israelis in West Bank not to be forced to relocate", he said.
Mr Trump's plan foresees the creation of a "contiguous" Palestinian state but under strict conditions, including a requirement that it be "demilitarised".
"But they took those and other principles and stretched them beyond all recognition". The state would have to subject its security to the policies of the Israeli government. "Whatever the plan gives to Palestinians is provisional, conditional and long-term - in other words, probably will not happen", she said.
Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip, said it could never accept anything short of Jerusalem as capital of a future state of Palestine.
"Unless and until Hamas is removed or disarms/renounces violence/recognizes Israel as a nation-state of the Jewish people, the Palestinians get zero from the plan. Next week, I will bring the entirety of President Trump's peace plan, as unveiled yesterday, to the Knesset for approval", Gantz added. Trump hopes to rally Arab support it and says "many, many" countries "want this to happen", without naming them.
"The real question is where this will push the Palestinian movement".
He said Trump's plan "will not bring any move towards peace" and has "no support from any Palestinian anywhere in the world", adding that Britain should be candid and tell the USA it is "wrong".
But when would this Palestinian state be established? Representatives from the Arab countries of Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates were present at the White House on Tuesday, but there were no Palestinian representatives.
Trump pre-empted the protest during his announcement, saying that Palestinians would reject the plan, but that eventually, once they realise that it's in their own interests, they'll come to the table.