Photo Credit: Matty Stern / US Embassy in Tel Aviv
US President Donald J. Trump's Special Envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, June 21, 2017.

Senior U.S. presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt are in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, ahead of Jordanian King Abdullah II’s meeting next week in Washington DC with President Donald Trump.

“Building on previous discussions, they discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and Egypt, the need to facilitate humanitarian relief to Gaza, and the Trump administration’s efforts to bring peace between the Israelis and Palestinians,” the White House said in a statement.


The envoys are attempting to find a way to overcome the massive obstacles to peace constantly embraced by the Palestinian Authority prior to the completion of the Trump administration’s proposed plan for peace in the region — that is, a final resolution to the conflict between Israel, the Ramallah-led Palestinian Authority and the Hamas terrorist-led Gaza enclave.

Kushner and Greenblatt have already met with Abdullah in Amman, and Saudia Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in Riyadh this week prior to their arrival Thursday in the Egyptian capital. The two American envoys are also expected to visit Qatar before their arrival in Israel before the start of the Sabbath.


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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.