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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:38 AM

Trump's New Mideast Point Man Is Jared Kushner's Former Coffee Boy

[Kushner's] economic proposal itself was about as well-received as Pauly Shore’s 1995 Jury Duty, which has the distinction of a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “I would give this so-called plan a C- from an undergraduate student,” tweeted Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel under George W. Bush. “The authors of the plan clearly understand nothing.” Michael Koplow, policy director of the Israel Policy Forum, wrote: “As low as my expectations were for this peace initiative, it’s clear that I hadn’t ratcheted them down nearly far enough. Leaving aside that this reads like an investment prospectus for a project that an intern conceived of a week ago, literally none of it is actionable…. it is the Monty Python sketch of Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives.” Days after the ill-conceived confab, Kushner held a conference call with Arab and Israeli reporters in which, in an apparent effort to get Palestinian leadership on board, he called them “hysterical and erratic.” All of which brings us to today, when it was announced that Kushner’s colleague on the project, Trump Organization real estate lawyer turned special envoy for Middle East peace, Jason Greenblatt, is leaving the White House, having apparently decided he didn’t want to stick around to see Jared roll out part two.

But fear not! Because according to Axios, Greenblatt has been replaced with...Kushner’s assistant, Avi Berkowitz, who graduated law school in 2016. Here’s a little color on Berkowitz from a 2017 Business Insider profile:

Officially a special assistant to the president and assistant to the senior adviser, Berkowitz is Kushner’s right-hand man in the White House. Hope Hicks, a White House spokeswoman, told Business Insider that Berkowitz’s role was primarily administrative and involved assisting Kushner with daily logistics like getting coffee or coordinating meetings.

And now he’s going to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! From venti mochaccinos with three pumps sugar-free hazelnut and god help you if you don’t hold that foam to the West Bank! According to the New York Times, the State Department’s special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, will also become “more involved in the process,” but that adult supervision has apparently done little to quell people’s fears, including those of Martin Indyk, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and ex-U.S. special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations:

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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 11:37 AM

1. Panic has set in the White House.

Boy Kushner is just heading off probable Arab Funding issues that are about to hit the Trump Crime Syndicate and their Bankers.

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