White House senior counsel Jared Kushner will head a US assignment on a trip through the Middle East to settle features of his proposed $50 billion business advancement plan for the Palestinians, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon, administration officials said on Sunday.
The State Department official Brian Hook, Kushner’s aide Avi Berkowitz and the Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt leave later this month and return to August. They are supposed to make halts in the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, according to the officials.
Kushner is the principal architect, tried to manufacture support for his ambitious financial recommendations for the Palestinian regions at an international meeting in Bahrain this June.
Palestinians poured disdain on the Trump administration’s $50 billion venture intended to help accomplish Middle East harmony. However, US Gulf Arab allies said the monetary initiative had guaranteed if a political settlement is complete.