June 19, 2017
Jared Kushner is set to travel to the Middle East this week as part of early Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
White House officials made the announcement on Sunday, saying Kushner’s scheduled to arrive in Israel on Wednesday.
He plans to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem as well as Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.
They will reportedly discuss the next necessary steps in the peace process.
The White House says the president has made peace a priority, and has enlisted some of his best people to tackle the long-standing dispute.
The visit is seen as an early step in the negotiation process.