Jared Kushner Meets With Israeli PM Netanyahu to Push Mideast Peace Plan

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Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner met with  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday after kicking off his Middle East tour in Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

US Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, and Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer also attended the meeting.

Kushner is leading the US delegation to finalize the details of his $50 billion economic development plan for Palestinians and the broader Middle East.

Netanyahu called the meeting “important”, but did not give further details about what was discussed.

The envoy will also visit Egypt, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates in the upcoming week.

Kushner will not meet with Palestinian leaders.

The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday that Kushner will invite Arab leaders to an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit at Camp David before Israel’s elections on September 17.

The White House denied the report and said, “No summit has currently been planned. The Middle East team will report back to President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. National Security Agency upon returning to discuss the many potential next steps to expand upon the success of the Bahrain workshop.”

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Source: CBN