Kushner Heading to Israel, Arab Nations for Next Step in ‘Prosperity to Peace’ Plan Talks
U.S. Senior White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner is expected to arrive in Israel next week as he sets out on another shuttle diplomacy effort to promote the Trump Administration’s Middle East economic development plan.
Specifically, the trip is intended to finalize details of the proposed U.S. $50 billion plan to jump-start the Palestinian Authority economy while giving a boost to Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon.
In addition to their stop in Israel, Kushner and his team are planning to visit Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, returning to Washington in early August.
The team will meet with the regional leaders about the advantages of signing on to the ‘Prosperity to Peace’ plan, to “continue on the momentum that was created at the workshop in Bahrain and finalize the economic portion of the plan,” according to an administration official quoted by Reuters.’