Trump to send top aides to Middle East to work on resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US President Donald Trump is planning to send Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and other top aides in his administration to the Middle East in order to promote peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The senior American delegation will meet with local leaders in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Jared Kushner Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt will travel to the Middle East soon in order to meet with local leaders and promote peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a White House official stated on Friday.

Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell will also be part of the senior American delegation, which will hold meetings regarding the matter in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

“While the regional talks will play an important role, the president reaffirms that peace between Israelis and Palestinians can only be negotiated directly between the two parties and that the United States will continue working closely with the parties to make progress towards that goal,” the official said.

A few weeks ago, an off-the-record lecture given to congressional interns by Kushner was leaked. In the recording, Kushner is heard saying that “there may be no solution [to the conflict].” However, he added that the conflict is “one of the problem sets that the president asked us to focus on.”



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