Kushner meets with Saudi crown prince to discuss Mideast peace

Kushner meets with Saudi crown prince to discuss Mideast peace

White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck Dershowitz: With 'Mideast Marshall plan,' Abbas can help — or hurt — Palestinians Palestinian leaders reject Kushner's economic plan for region MORE met Wednesday with Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman in Saudi Arabia to discuss ongoing Middle East peace efforts.

Kushner was joined by Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt. The three men discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and Saudi Arabia, facilitating humanitarian relief to Gaza, and brokering peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, according to a White House readout of the meeting.

Kushner and Greenblatt, who have been tasked with crafting a Middle East peace plan, spoke with the King of Jordan on Tuesday about similar topics.

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The king of Jordan met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss peace talks.

Axios reported last week that the United Kingdom is planning a gathering early next month with Kushner, along with foreign secretaries from top Arab and European nations, to talk about the White House’s plan for peace negotiations.

The United States in May officially moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. While the Trump administration hailed the decision as long overdue, European and Middle Eastern leaders have warned that the relocation could undermine peace talks.

The city is a major sticking point in peace negotiations as both Palestinians and Israelis claim Jerusalem as their capital.