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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner abroad went to the Middle East in an effort to drum up support from regional leaders for his yet-to-be-unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.
Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, traveled to the region with the President of the special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt and special Iran envoy, Brian Hook, a White house official told Fox News. The trio is currently in Morocco and will visit Jordan and Israel this week.
The trip comes as the United States, the economic part of the plan is preparing to roll-out, at a conference in Bahrain at the end of June. The Palestinians have already rejected the peace plan and urged to avoid the Arab States to the conference, but Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have already indicated that they will participate.
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Kushner said last month that his long-awaited peace would be revealed to plan, sometime after the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan, which ends this year on may 4. June. The plan is tentatively planned to be revealed on June 25-26, during a conference in Bahrain.
Kushner, speaking at a conference sponsored by Time Magazine, said the plan was to be originally released ready earlier this year but was delayed after the elections in Israel.
The peace proposal was welcomed was in the works for two years, and the process with skepticism, both on Capitol Hill and in the global main towns and cities.
The conference is not on the most contentious parts of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians-such as borders, the status of Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees and Israel’s security.
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The U.S. hopes the Arab countries will invest in the Palestinian territories to convince fix crumbling infrastructure, and support for other industrial projects in an effort to take the lead to plan the peace.
“The Palestinian people, along with all the people in the Middle East, deserve a future in dignity, and the ability to make your life better,” Kushner said in a statement last week. “Economic progress can be achieved only with a solid economic vision, and if the core of the political problems are solved.”
Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis and Kristin brown and The Associated Press contributed to this report.