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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:37 AM

Jared Kushner to visit Middle East in pursuit of peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, is traveling to the Middle East this week in pursuit of a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a White House official confirmed Sunday night.

Kushner will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah as a Trump envoy, along with Jason Greenblatt, an assistant to Trump and special representative for international negotiations.

The visit comes one month after Trump's maiden trip to the region, during which he met with Israeli and Palestinian officials and committed to working to bring both sides together in a lasting peace agreement. The Wall Street Journal first reported news of Kushner and Greenblatt's trip.

Greenblatt was scheduled to arrive in the Middle East on Monday, with Kushner arriving Wednesday for the conversations with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, according to the White House official, who detailed the trip on the condition of anonymity.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/06/18/jared-kushner-to-visit-middle-east-in-pursuit-of-peace-between-the-israelis-and-the-palestinians/?utm_term=.e738dedf9e37

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Reply Jared Kushner to visit Middle East in pursuit of peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians (Original post)
Leghorn21 Jun 2017 OP
brucefan Jun 2017 #1
leftstreet Jun 2017 #5
Zoonart Jun 2017 #26
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2017 #2
underpants Jun 2017 #8
smirkymonkey Jun 2017 #27
karynnj Jun 2017 #31
HopeAgain Jun 2017 #3
DK504 Jun 2017 #6
Hayduke Bomgarte Jun 2017 #16
whathehell Jun 2017 #28
Caliman73 Jun 2017 #32
whathehell Jun 2017 #37
Caliman73 Jun 2017 #38
whathehell Jun 2017 #40
geek tragedy Jun 2017 #4
onecent Jun 2017 #7
former9thward Jun 2017 #13
onecent Jun 2017 #14
former9thward Jun 2017 #19
WinkyDink Jun 2017 #35
CanonRay Jun 2017 #9
Shell_Seas Jun 2017 #10
OregonBlue Jun 2017 #11
Polly Hennessey Jun 2017 #12
milestogo Jun 2017 #15
Hayduke Bomgarte Jun 2017 #18
milestogo Jun 2017 #23
LongTomH Jun 2017 #17
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2017 #29
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2017 #20
spanone Jun 2017 #21
Sunlei Jun 2017 #22
Iggo Jun 2017 #24
dalton99a Jun 2017 #25
WhiteTara Jun 2017 #30
NightWatcher Jun 2017 #33
WinkyDink Jun 2017 #34
dalton99a Jun 2017 #36
LeftishBrit Jun 2017 #39

Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:39 AM

1. Isn't Jared

A flight risk?

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Response to brucefan (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:41 AM

5. Yeah, in movies he'd be a major flight risk

someone call Jason Bourne or something!

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:37 PM

26. He's fleeing the interview...

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:39 AM

2. Well, there you have it. The world's greatest expert on foreign policy

will finally bring peace to the Middle East.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:47 AM

8. Yep. We can just go ahead and mark this off the to-do list

Seriously, maybe time has changed me and both parties want to get some resolution

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:43 PM

27. This is such a joke!

I can't believe they are sending a completely inexperienced twerp like Jared to do something that seasoned statesmen/women and diplomats have not been able to do for decades!

He is either there to make more shady deals for "the family" or he is looking for a place to run to. The guy is about as charismatic and persuasive as mildewey old dishtowel - there is no way he should even be considered to be doing a job that the SOS should be doing.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 02:14 PM

31. With Netanyahu and his right wing coalition even if

The Palestinians had a cooperative leader and the best mediator, it would be unlikely unless Netanyahu joined with people to his left and threw out Bennet. Apparently there were secret talks in 2016 to do that, but Netanyahu got cold feet.

If Jared and Greenblatt can do it more power to them.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:40 AM

3. Sending a child to do a man's job...

Totally clueless...

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:43 AM

6. An idiot being sent overseas so we can show

that America is a pool of drooling idiots.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:15 PM

16. As a whole,

We are.

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Response to Hayduke Bomgarte (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:46 PM

28. Speak for yourself -- Only 29% of Americans voted for Trump.

A decided minority.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 02:41 PM

32. Yes but 46% did not vote at all.

So 46% plus 29% is 75%. What do you make of 75% of the population that either votes for a blithering idiot, or is not interested enough to participate in the democratic process?

In France, they were mortified and decrying the sad lack of voter participation in the last election, where they saw and appallingly low turnout of 75% of the eligible voters, even with the level of Russian interference in their elections.

I would not say were are as severe as the other poster said, but when more people know who the Kardashians are or who Taylor Swift is pretend dating then know about our political system, then there is something wrong.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:24 PM

37. I believe in voting, but

there are reasons for not voting besides being stupid. Some are apathy or disliking both candidates.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #37)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:49 PM

38. true

However, if you look at the results of not voting in this situation, you have to realize that it is not smart to become apathetic or to dislike the candidates to the point where you end up with someone like Trump. Would you care do defend the wisdom and intelligence of those decisions?

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #38)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 12:13 AM

40. To answer your question..:

Not those or a thousand others of those with plus average intelligence.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:41 AM

4. checking out his asylum options nt

 

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:45 AM

7. Why cannot our FBI people STOP Jared?????

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Response to onecent (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:56 AM

13. Stop him from what?

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Response to former9thward (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:00 PM

14. Going to the middle East, OR OUT OF THE COUNTRY?????

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Response to onecent (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:20 PM

19. He is not a fugitive.

Whether he is even under investigation is just internet rumor. It has not been confirmed by anyone with knowledge of it.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 02:44 PM

35. Time to make him one.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:48 AM

9. Wonder if he'll seek asylum in Israel?

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:49 AM

10. It's a guise...

He's going over there to make deals in oil and real estate.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:51 AM

11. Personally I can't see how either side would feel comfortable with a negotiator who might be

issued a subpoena or warrant at any time.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:54 AM

12. Rex, Rex, wherefore art thou, Rex

I thought we had a Secretary of State?

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:02 PM

15. My dog is equally well qualified for the job.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:16 PM

18. Probably

Better qualified.

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Response to Hayduke Bomgarte (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:08 PM

23. He may get distracted if he sees a squirrel out the window,

But his diplomatic skills are excellent and he is free of religious bigotry.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:16 PM

17. Both sides will be united in contempt for this fool.

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 02:02 PM

29. See? Common ground! Brilliant diplomatic move!

Although I fear tensions may reignite in the argument over which side gets to be first to give him an atomic wedgie.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:46 PM

20. Greenblatt's experience? He's been the Trump Org's chief lawyer for 20 years

So this is the genius who brought you Trump University, 2 bankruptcies, the failure of Trump Mortgage, Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, and many more failed projects, some of them international. So he's clearly the guy to solve the world's most intractable political problem. Plus Jared the Wonder Boy, of course, who is under investigation for dubious international financial deals. Who could you possibly trust more?

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:53 PM

21. and his credentials are....???

nonexistent.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:54 PM

22. TO PROTECT INVESTMENT for Republicans who invested in the NEW 'settlement' of 400k people &2k

new stores/businesses built on contested land. yeah all those new homes are mortgaged to the hilt by "investers", that wasn't a TINY SETTLEMENT, its a small city built up really fast on contested land!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:20 PM

24. Jared Kushner working for the United States government is still a thing?

Wow. Go figure.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:29 PM

25. All hail Amazing Jared, our Middle East foreign policy expert, the best peacemaker in the history

of the world

and the 2nd best negotiator in the history of the world

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 02:06 PM

30. My thought that he there to push a Trump property

in the Golan Heights or the West Bank.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 02:42 PM

33. Why would any world leader meet with this boy with no gravitas, bona fides, or authority?

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 02:43 PM

34. The unbelievable hubris. Was Barron not available?

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #34)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 04:48 PM

36. He'll get his chance next year

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Response to Leghorn21 (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:55 PM

39. Is he hoping to unite them against the Trump family?

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