Jared Kushner Traveling to Middle East for Attempt at Brokering Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal

FILE PHOTO: White House senior advisor Jared Kushner arrives to join U.S. President Donald Trump and the rest of the U.S. delegation to meet with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will travel to the Middle East on Wednesday as part of an attempt to broker peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Kushner, who has an expansive list of responsibilities under Trump, is traveling to the region with Jason Greenblatt, assistant to the President and special representative for international negotiations. The two will arrive separately—Greenblatt on Monday and Kushner on Wednesday—and both are expected to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and also with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

The Wall Street Journal first reported on the travel.

A White House official described the trip as a follow-up to the President’s recent travel to the region. Kushner and Greenblatt will “continue conversations” with both sides in their ongoing pursuit of a peace deal, said the official.

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SOURCE: TIME, Maya Rhodan