Kushner to launch an organisation for Arab-Israel normalisation

The organisation which will be called the Abraham Accords Institute for Peace, will be a “non-partisan, non-profit” group and is to be funded through “private donations”.
Wednesday 05/05/2021
Jared Kushner listens during a normalisation announcement in the Oval Office of the White House, Sept. 11, 2020, in Washington.(AP)
Jared Kushner listens during a normalisation announcement in the Oval Office of the White House, Sept. 11, 2020, in Washington. (AP)

WASHINGTON--According to US news website Axios, former White House adviser and  son-in-law of President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner is to launch an organisation dedicated to  promoting “normalisation” between Israel and Arab countries.

The organisation, to be called the Abraham Accords Institute for Peace, will be a “non-partisan, non-profit” group to be funded through “private donations”.

The new outfit will focus on “increasing trade and tourism between the five signatory countries, Israel, Bahrain, the UAE, Morocco and Sudan”. It will also “provide analysis of the benefits of normalisation and the potential benefits additional Arab countries can receive if they join the Abraham Accords.”

The institute is being set up by Kushner along with former White House envoy Avi Berkowitz, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and a number of senior Arab diplomats, said Axios.

US President Joe Biden, in a phone call on Tuesday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, underlined “the strategic importance” of the normalisation of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, the White House said in a statement.