(February 8, 2019 / JNS) White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will reportedly travel throughout the Middle East later this month to promote the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.
His weeklong trip, which is scheduled to include stops in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and possibly Morocco, is planned for the last week of February. Accompanying him will be special envoy Jason Greenblatt, U.S. special representative Brian Hook and deputy assistant to the president Avi Berkowitz.
“On his trip to the Middle East, Kushner is expected to discuss with Arab officials the economic parts of the peace plan, which will entail huge investment in the Palestinian economy—mainly in Gaza,” reported Axios. “U.S. officials say Kushner will ask the Gulf states to contribute to the economic plan, but that he is not planning to discuss details from the political components of the plan during his tour of the region.”
Beforehand, Kushner, Greenblatt and other administration officials will travel to the Warsaw conference on the Mideast on Feb. 13-14 and meet with foreign officials regarding the peace plan.
Also scheduled to be in attendance in Warsaw are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain—Gulf states with more positive relations with America and Israel.
The highly anticipated peace proposal is expected to be released after the Israeli elections on April 9.