Kushner peace bid
Top White House adviser Jared Kushner will travel to the Middle East this week, hoping to help pave the way for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Kushner, who was named by President Trump, his father-in-law, as the go-to guy to broker a peace agreement, will arrive Wednesday for meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing White House officials.
Jason Greenblatt, the president’s international envoy, will arrive Monday and accompany Kushner on his meetings.
Trump has called bringing peace to the Middle East the “ultimate deal,” but it’s an endeavor that has frustrated former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his swing through the Middle East last month on his first foreign trip as president.