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Kushner’s dealings with Israel
Jared Kushner an American investor and real-estate developer, is the US President Donald Trump’s son in law and has become deeply involved in politics and high level foreign diplomacy. Since his father-in-law took office last year, the 36-year-old has taken key posts in the administration and is now considered an influential figure. Trump’s son-in-law has even been branded as the White House’s peace broker in the Middle East. He is said to be one of the key backers of Trump’s Middle East initiative which resulted in the US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” infuriating the Palestinians. Kushner, however, has maintained his vast business dealings. He is still actively involved in the Kushner family’s real estate company and is apparently using US foreign policy to expand contracts. The Kushner real estate firm has engaged in lucrative dealings with financial institutions in Israel.
Arab League’s move on Jerusalem al-Quds
Arab states have held a meeting in the Jordanian capital Amman where they have said they will soon begin a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital. Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safad the Palestinian state will be on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war. Six Arab foreign ministers met in Amman to follow up on earlier decisions by the Arab League to counter US President Donald Trump’s move in December to recognize al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.” The Srab countries are: Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan. The Arab league has usually contented itself with giving lip service to the Palestinian cause and it has stopped short of providing Palestinian with meaningful help. Thus, the organization’s latest move is seen as being too little too late.
source: press tv