Middle East/North Africa

New Kushner group aims to promote relations between Arab states, Israel

Greg Nash

Former Trump White House adviser Jared Kushner has created a group to further his efforts improving relations between Arab states and Israel. 

The organization, called the Abraham Accords Institute for Peace, comes in the wake of agreements Israel made with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco last year, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Kushner, former President Trump’s son-in-law, made Middle East peace efforts one of his focuses at the White House, including work on the Abraham Accords.

Israeli American businessman Haim Saban said in a statement to Reuters that the new organization is nonpartisan and that they “intend to add additional Democrats to the group as well as international advisers from the region.”

Kushner is reportedly joined in the new institute by former U.S. envoy Avi Berkowitz and ambassadors to the U.S. from Israel, the UAE and Bahrain.

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