Kushner meets with Netanyahu amid Israel's political crisis

In brief joint remarks, Kushner touted American-Israeli cooperation, saying, "it's never been stronger."
Thursday 30/05/2019
Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (C) meets with Jared Kushner (2-L), Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, and Jason Greenblatt (2-R), Assistant to the US President and Special Representative for International Negotiations. (dpa)
Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (C) meets with Jared Kushner (2-L), Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, and Jason Greenblatt (2-R), Assistant to the US President and Special Representative for International Negotiations. (dpa)

JERUSALEM - US President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu about the Trump administration's long-awaited plan for Mideast peace, just hours after Israel was thrust into the political tumult of an unprecedented second election in the same year.

Kushner and US special envoy Jason Greenblatt stopped in Israel as part of a Middle East tour to rally support for next month's economic conference in Bahrain, which the White House bills as the first portion of its peace plan.

In brief joint remarks, Kushner touted American-Israeli cooperation, saying, "it's never been stronger."

Netanyahu, playing down concerns that the Israeli parliament's dramatic dissolution Thursday would further postpone the US peace plan rollout, said, "you know, we had a little event last night. That's not going to stop us."

(Associated Press)