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Senior US team heads to Middle East to raise funds for deal of century

February 26, 2019 at 10:04 am

US President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner [Aqsa News Agency/Twitter]

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is visiting five Middle Eastern countries to raise funds for the “deal of the century”, Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds reported yesterday.

Kushner, accompanied by US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and US envoy to Iran Brian Hook, is due to visit Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Along with Greenblatt, he will pressure the Arab leaders in order to fund the economic portion of the long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, while Brian would persuade them to fund a coalition against Iran.

READ: Trump adviser Kushner to visit Middle East on peace plan’s economic part

Securing funds for the economic part of the deal, which includes programmes to be carried out in the besieged Gaza Strip, is a step towards unveiling the deal.

The newspaper said that the team would not reveal anything about the components of the plan to their counterparts in the countries they are visiting.

The US said that the plan would be revealed after the Israel elections slated for 9 April.

Jared Kushner Peace Process or Puppet Show? - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Jared Kushner Peace Process or Puppet Show? – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]