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White House senior advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt with European Commission officials

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner traveled to Brussels Tuesday to brief European officials on the particulars of the eventually-to-be-revealed Trump Middle East peace plan, whose roll-out has again been delayed, this time due to failed coalition negotiations in Israel.


Kushner arrived in Brussels from London where he and his wife Ivanka Trump had joined President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in a state visit to Queen Elizabeth and the British monarchy.

Kushner met with European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini along with other European officials.

During their talks, Juncker urged the United States to “respect the needs of both Israelis and the Palestinians in any future Mideast peace moves,” according to a release issued by the European Union following the meeting. His office said Kushner “shared some of the administration’s thoughts about the way ahead in the region,” adding that Kushner had requested the meeting.

EU officials listened to Kushner’s “ideas and underlined the fundamental interest of the European Union for a lasting and sustainable peace and stability in the region.”

Kushner and others will present the economic component of the Trump administration’s Mideast peace
plan when Bahrain hosts the upcoming ‘Peace for Prosperity’ workshop on June 25-26. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE have already said they will attend the summit.

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Gulf Arab states are expected to make pledges to boost the troubled Palestinian Authority economy at the summit in Bahrain.

It’s not yet clear when the political aspects of the Trump administration’s Mideast peace plan will be unveiled; the plan was to originally be rolled out after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completed coalition negotiations and formed his new government; however, those talks failed and new national elections have been called instead for September 17.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.