Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Jared Kushner to travel to Israel and West Bank

Jared Kushner to travel to Israel and West Bank

"Hashem will give strength unto His people; Hashem will bless his people with peace".

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, White House senior advisor Jared Kushner, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and chief economic advisor Gary Cohn leave notes at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017.

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt are set to arrive in Israel this week in order to progress the peace process with the Palestinians, said a White House official this morning (Monday).

Kushner and Greenblatt joined Trump in a landmark visit to the region in May where he met with both the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and his Palestinian counterpart President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

Citing Arab and USA sources, the report said that the links would start small, such as allowing Israeli businesses to operate in the Gulf and letting El Al, Israel's national carrier, to fly over Saudi airspace, but would eventually lead to full normalization.

Netanyahu was forced to strong-arm members of his own cabinet to meet Trump during his visit to Jerusalem where the American President said "We want Israel to have peace" but also spoke of the "threat of (the) Iranian regime.causing so much violence and suffering". "Territories to continue the discussion about the possibility of peace". The official told the Journal that Kushner and these leaders will talk about "their priorities and potential next steps".

Earlier this month, Trump waived a law that requiring the USA to move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. "You talked there about your commitment to peace, but the Israelis showed me your involvement in incitement [against Israel]", Trump was reported to have shouted at Abbas.

Trump, who has hosted both Netanyahu and Abbas at the White House, put Kushner in charge of brokering a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict.

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