Kushner, Ivanka Trump top Jerusalem Post list of world's 'most influential Jews'

Kushner, Ivanka Trump top Jerusalem Post list of world's 'most influential Jews'
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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were named "the world's most influential Jews" in the Jerusalem Post's 2017 top-50 list.

"The ultimate Jewish power couple" is the way the newspaper describes the daughter and son-in-law of President Trump. 

Both serve as senior advisers to the president. 

Kushner and Ivanka Trump were named by the Post ahead of "Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump administration Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinWhite House race to replace Hope Hicks has two lead contenders Overnight Finance: Congress struggles to strike funding deal as deadline nears | Immigration, ObamaCare, Gateway project divide lawmakers | FTC to probe Facebook | Mnuchin plays hardball on tariffs White House signals commitment to push for expanded online sales tax collections MORE

"In their first six months as presidential advisers, Ivanka and Jared led a resistance within the West Wing against forces they considered too far right of the American political consensus — and won," read the first paragraph in the Post.

The forces the paper may be referring to include former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, who reportedly was at odds with Kushner and Ivanka Trump throughout his time in the White House. 
Bannon resigned on Aug. 18 and returned to Breitbart News, a conservative publication that often refers to the pair as "Javanka." 

"No matter the crisis that surrounds this president, Ivanka and Jared have made a choice to express their indignation and disapproval quietly, ensuring they maintain Trump's trust whilst pushing him toward their preferred path of moderation," the Post story also reads. "It is Jared's tactic, as well, in the Middle East peace process, as he works to build trust amongst the parties and with Israeli and Palestinian leadership himself." 

The couple has come under fire recently for reportedly using private email accounts after Trump's inauguration.

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) requested an immediate briefing from the pair on Thursday