President Trump’s advisers on peace in the Middle East Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt on Wednesday visited PLO senior official Saeb Erekat, who is recovering from an operation in Washington, DC, according to a tweet by Israeli journalist Barak Ravid.
יועציו של הנשיא טראמפ ג׳ארד קושנר וג׳ייסון גרינבלאט ביקרו אתמול את סאיב עריקאת שמחלים מניתוח שעבר בוושינגטון pic.twitter.com/RIpBDE7a8C
— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) November 1, 2017
Erekat, 62, a top PA negotiator with Israel since the Oslo Accords of 1994, has been suffering from a debilitating lung disease that required a lung transplant. He had been on Israel’s lung transplant waiting list for few months, until it was leaked to the local media – including the suspicion that the PA senior official was being moved to the top of the list. Erekat then decided to seek his new lung elsewhere and ended up getting one implanted in Washington DC in early October.
Erekat was condemned in the past for praising the assassin of Israeli Minister Rehavam Zeevi and for paying a condolence visit to the family of a PA Arab who opened fire at an IDF check post.
Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt – who may have had a hand in getting Erekat to the top of the list in the US, who knows – visited the great PA hope at his local residence.