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Jared Kushner to lead US delegation to Israel and Morocco Donald Trump News

Jared Kushner to lead US delegation to Israel and Morocco  Donald Trump News

The trip is the first direct flight between Israel and Morocco since an agreement was reached last week to normalize relations.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation to Israel and Morocco next week for talks on a generalization agreement reached between the two Middle Eastern countries last week, a senior U.S. administration official said Tuesday.

The official told Reuters news agency that the U.S. delegation and the Israeli team would travel together from Tel Aviv to Rabat on the first direct commercial flight as a sign of progress following the Israeli-Moroccan deal that helped Kushner Broker.

Middle East Ambassador Avi Berkowitz and Adam Bohler, chief executive officer of the US International Development Finance Corporation, will arrive in Israel on Monday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Moroccan King Mohammed VI have agreed to resume diplomatic relations with Washington following Washington’s decision to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed western Sahara region. [File: Debbie Hill/Laudes Martial Mbon/various sources/AFP]

While in Jerusalem, Kushner, the son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, will hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the official said.

The delegation, led by Kulner’s team and Israeli national security adviser Mir Ben-Shabbat, is expected to board the first direct flight from Tel Aviv to Rabat.

In a live interview on Israeli Army Radio, Transport Minister Miri Regev Kushner asked about the news of the visit.

“I am very proud to be able to visit Morocco while our grandparents are alive. This is peace,” said Regev, an Israeli Jew from Morocco.

Following similar agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, the Israel-Morocco agreement is the fourth to help the United States broker.

Kushner and his team are still in talks with the rest of the Arab and Muslim world and are expected to seal at least one deal before Trump steps down on January 20.

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