Kushner heads to Mideast to talk peace

Gorelick, who has repeatedly stated that Kushner will cooperate fully with all Russia-related inquiries, reportedly urged him to consider new representation.U.S. President Donald Trump is sending two top aides to Jerusalem and Ramallah this week to discuss potential next steps in his bid to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, a White House official said on Sunday.It’s likely, the official says, that Kushner will make a number of visits to the region.Greenblatt, who works as the administration’s Israeli-Palestinian negotiator, will travel to the region on Monday.According to the anonymous official, Kushner and Greenblatt plan to “continue conversations” with both sides, but any notion of an actual peace accord would require much more discussions.Kushner’s trip to the Middle East is perhaps the clearest sign yet that the expanding Russian Federation investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller has not resulted in a downsizing of his far-reaching policy portfolio, nor has it given Trump pause about deploying him as his representative overseas. Kushner has said through his private attorney that he will cooperate with all inquiries, including the Mueller probe and a pair of congressional committee investigations.Trump has asked some of his most trusted advisers to spearhead that effort, including son-in-law Kushner and assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt.At an event for donors and Republican supporters the night before the inauguration, Trump addressed Kushner in his remarks and said, “If you can’t produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can”.Kushner and Greenblatt are working with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster on the Middle East issue.Speaking in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Tillerson said that if the United States pulls out of the UNHCR, it will “find other means that we can approach human rights issues on a multilateral basis with partners who see it the same way we do”.Netanyahu also highlighted his longstanding ties to Kushner in a show of support for Trump when he visited the White House in February.According to the White House, Trump has kept the US embassy in Jerusalem open in a bid to advance the prospects of a peace agreement.