Almost a month after President Donald Trump's maiden trip to the Middle East as the USA commander-in-chief, Jared Kushner, Trump's senior adviser, will travel to the region this week to try reach a peace deal between Israel and Palestinian people, a report said Sunday citing a White House official.
Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East this week to continue work toward a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
Soon after Trump's visit to the Middle East, Kushner's role as White House adviser was questioned after it was revealed that his meetings with Russian officials were included in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration's top official in charge of Israeli-Palestinian peace, will travel to the region on Monday, and Kushner will join on Wednesday, according to the Journal.
Jordanian and Palestinian officials tell the Post that GCC leadership made this clear to Trump during his visit to Riyadh last month, noting that their domestic constituencies simply don't have the stomach for it. Peace talks with the Palestinians must precede peace talks with the Arabs- not the other way around, Saudi Arabian King Salman and Jordanian King Abdullah II allegedly told Trump.
"I've always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, " Trump said when he hosted Abbas. To build on that trip, Kushner and Greenblatt will return to Jerusalem and Ramallah for meetings to discuss priorities and potential next steps with Netanyahu and his senior advisers as well as Abbas and his senior advisers, the official said.
"Excited to be travelling back to Israel and the Pal". Appearing at a press conference with Mr Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Mr Trump declared that the Palestinians are "ready to reach for peace".
"Forging an historic peace agreement will take time, and to the extent that there is progress, there are likely to be many visits", the White House official said.
Kushner and Greenblatt are working with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster on the Middle East issue.
Earlier this month, Trump waived a law that requiring the United States to move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.