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Trump confirms Jared Kushner’s role as Middle East peace broker

Image of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of Donald Trump [Lori Berkowitz/Wikipedia]
Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of Donald Trump [Lori Berkowitz/Wikipedia]

US President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly confirmed his intention to appoint Jared Kushner, his son-in-law “to broker a Middle East peace deal”, according to The Times.

In an interview conducted by former Conservative minister Michael Gove, Trump additionally “urged Britain to veto any new UN Security Council resolution critical of Israel and repeated his criticism of President Obama’s handling of the Iran nuclear deal.”

As reported by Haaretz, though no specific details have been provided, “his statement in the Times interview fits with a number of past remarks in which he mentioned his son-in-law, an Orthodox Jew, as his possible envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.”

However, the paper adds, Kushner “is not the only appointee who seems to enjoy Trump’s trust on this issue. Last month Trump announced that Jason Greenblatt, a New York-based attorney who served as his adviser on Israel during the presidential campaign, will also deal with negotiations in the Middle East, in his capacity as a special adviser on international agreements.”

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