UPDATED 1:24 PM PT – Monday, December 21, 2020
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he led a U.S. delegation to the Jewish State. As part of his stop in the nation on Monday, Kushner and Netanyahu participated in a tree planting ceremony in Jerusalem.
On Tuesday, Kushner will accompany Israel’s national security adviser during a meeting with the King of Morocco. This meeting comes as Israel continues to normalize ties with the African nation.
Kushner said that regional transformation has officially begun in the Middle East.
“First Israel made peace with the United Arab Emirates, then with the Kingdom of Bahrain, then Kosovo and Serbia, then Sudan and just recently Morocco,” he explained. “We must continue to write new and exciting chapters and not revert to old thinking and failed ideas. The world is now changing fast and for the better.”
That’s four peace agreements in a few months. There will be more to come. I believe many more if we pursue these policies.
In doing all this, Jared, you’ve successfully reinforced American leadership in the Middle East and in Middle East peacemaking.
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) December 21, 2020
Kushner said that President Trump’s bold decisions, like moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, have led to a spike in peace deals in the Middle East.