Jared Kushner to visit Mid-East to promote Palestinian aid

Jewish Ledger - 02-12

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(JTA) President Donald Trump’s top adviser Jared Kushner is expected to visit the Middle East later this month as part of an effort to promote the economic side of the White House’s yet-to-be-unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative. According to Haaretz, Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, the White House’s top Middle East negotiator, will visit several countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, to discuss economic issues related to the Palestinians within a “regional context.” Trump has said the Gulf Arab nations should play a bigger role in assisting Palestinians even as the United States has cut back much of its assistance. The Trump administration reportedly is holding off on revealing its peace plan until after Israel’s national election in April. Its officials have said it will have a detailed economic component aimed at improving Palestinian living conditions.