(CNN)White House senior advisor Jared Kushner will take a trip to Israel and Ramallah in the West Bank today.
Kushner will show up Wednesday, conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, then going to Ramallah to consult with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The Kushner journey was initially reported in the Wall Street Journal.
President Donald Trump has actually made it clear that working to attaining a long lasting peace arrangement in between the Israelis and Palestinians is a leading concern for him, a White House authorities informed CNN.
Trump has actually asked a few of his most relied on consultants to spearhead that effort, consisting of son-in-law Kushner and assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt. The 2 males work carefully together.
Greenblatt, who works as the administration’s Israeli-Palestinian mediator, will take a trip to the area on Monday.
In May, Kushner and Greenblatt both accompanied the President on his see to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to go over a peace contract.
Since then, discussions have actually been continuous, the White House authorities stated. To develop on that journey, Kushner and Greenblatt will go back to Jerusalem and Ramallah for conferences to go over top priorities and possible next actions with Netanyahu and his senior consultants along with Abbas and his senior consultants, the authorities stated.
Kushner’s broad function
Kushner, the 36-year-old industrial realty mogul whose marital relationship to Trump’s oldest child has actually thrust the otherwise unskilled diplomat into the center of United States foreign relations, now wields a significant foreign affairs portfolio in the Trump administration.
He has actually put together a globe-spanning travel plan consisting of North America, the Middle East and China.
In April, Kushner took a trip to Iraq aboard a military airplane , as part of his broad portfolio of foreign affairs in the Trump presidency.
Kushner’s extensive duties do not end at foreign affairs. He is entrusted with leading a governmental workplace on improving the federal administration, talking about criminal justice reform, enhancing the Department of Veterans Affairs and taking on the country’s opioid abuse epidemic.
Kushner’s participation in his father-in-law’s administration has actually raised concerns, specifically concerning his ties to Russia throughout the governmental shift.
In March, CNN reported Kushner had “relationship conferences” with Russia’s Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and with Russian lender Sergey Gorkov to go over problems like sanctions. Last month, news emerged that Kushner might have gone over developing a secret interactions channel in between the Trump shift group and the Kremlin with Kislyak.
Last week, the Washington Post reported that Kushner’s company negotiations are being examined by Justice Department unique counsel Robert Mueller.
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