"The good news with low expectations is it's not that hard to exceed them," Ambassador Dennis Ross said.
Palestinian leaders are boycotting Kushner's summit in Bahrain.
"Let's start with the fact that instead of solving Middle East peace, Jared nearly put us into a war in the region," Vicky Ward, author of "Kushner, Inc.," alleged.
Anthony Zinni's decision makes him the latest four-star general to depart from the Trump administration, following close behind the December announcement of General James Mattis, who served as secretary of defense.
Bahrain's foreign minister surprised observers by saying that "the Syrian government is the ruler in Syria, and we work with countries even if we disagree with them."
Like Israel, Saudi Arabia was one of the few nations to welcome Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
Iran has rallied groups across the Middle East against what it perceives to be the combined interests of ISIS, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
Lebanon, Iraq and Syria worked with Iran and Hezbollah to defeat ISIS in their respective nations, where Tehran's influence angers Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain said the "terrorist act" by Iran was meant to destabilize the mostly Shiite Muslim kingdom ruled by a Sunni Muslim monarchy.
Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, head of Iran's army, said there would be no Israel in 25 years. His Arab rivals in the Persian Gulf appear to differ.
Iran and Saudi Arabia back opposing factions in wars across the Middle East, and they cut relations entirely last year.
The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain are demanding the news network be shuttered.
Makeshift shelters have been built on the border for the camels and 10,000 sheep also banned from the country.
President Donald Trump appeared to take credit for several Gulf countries severing ties with Qatar.
The account retweeted an anti-monarchy Shi'ite militant group several days after Bahraini security cracked down on prominent Shi'ite campaigners.
The victim suffers from a partial mental disability, according to lawyers.
The potential for toxic alliances with leaders who disregard human rights is deeply concerning.
No democratic leader congratulated Erdogan on his win except Trump.
The Trump administration is downgrading human rights issues, from Egypt to Yemen to Bahrain and beyond.
Rights groups say the move sends a dangerous signal.
In 2017, Kuwait and Bahrain carried out their first state-sanctioned killings in several years.
Rights groups slam development as a means to target dissent in the Gulf Kingdom.