Today, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke about the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians and referred to the rumors that Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Jared Kushner and Haim Saban

Jared Kushner and Haim Saban Photo credit: ENEX/ Channel 2 News

In light of reports that US President Donald Trump is expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, his son-in-law and senior-level adviser Jared Kushner spoke at the Saban Forum and stated that Trump is still examining the issue and is expected to make a decision soon.

Kushner also discussed the peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. “The president has a very long career of accomplishing things that a lot of people think are impossible,” he stated. “We’re focused on what happens after an agreement – how do you create a better environment down the road.” Kushner clarified that his team listens to both sides equally to understand “what their views and red lines are.”

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Trump’s son-in-law spoke about Iran: “If you look at the last years before we came into office, a lot of countries felt Iran was being emboldened and there was no check on their aggression. The president has been very clear about his intentions on this issue and going to Saudi Arabia and laying out a priority of fighting Iran’s aggression was significant.”

Will Trump transfer embassy to Jerusalem?

Will Trump transfer embassy to Jerusalem? Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

“A lot of countries in the Middle East want the same thing – economic progress, peace for their people,” he added. “Many countries in the region see Israel as a much more likely ally than it was twenty years ago because of Iran.”