Kushner to lead diplomatic delegation to Israel, Morocco

December 16, 2020 by J-Wire
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Senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump Jared Kushner reportedly will lead an American delegation to Israel and Morocco next week for talks in the aftermath of the North African nation agreeing to normalize ties with the Jewish state.

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, sits in on a meeting with Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Ministry of Defense in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 3, 2017. Photo: Dominique A. Pineiro/U.S. Department of Defense.

The U.S. and Israeli delegations will reportedly fly directly from Ben-Gurion International Airport to Morocco via El Al Airlines.

Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz and Adam Boehler, chief executive officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, will join Kushner as part of the American delegation, which is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Monday. The Israeli delegation will be led by the country’s national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat.

In Jerusalem, Kushner will reportedly also meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Morocco joined the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan in establishing formal relations with Israel over recent months. As part of the Morocco agreement, Trump has recognized the country’s sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara.

JNS

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