By Ben Sales
If Jared Kushner [pictured above] is the only person who can deliver Middle East peace — as his father-in-law Donald Trump said — he comes off as a reluctant savior.
In a speech delivered Monday to a group of congressional interns and leaked to the media, Kushner expounded on the Trump administration’s efforts to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace.
What emerged was an outlook that at once was resolutely pro-Israel and skeptical of the chances of success.
“So what do we offer that’s unique? I don’t know,” Kushner said in his seven-minute answer to an intern’s question in a recording obtained by Wired magazine.
“And we’re trying to work with the parties very quietly to see if there’s a solution. And there may be no solution, but it’s one of the problem sets that the president asked us to focus on.”
Kushner traveled to the region in June along with President Trump’s chief negotiator, Jason Greenblatt, to meet with Israeli and Palestinian stakeholders and suss out the chances of reaching a peace deal.
It’s among a bevy of issues that Kushner has taken on as a senior adviser to his father-in-law — including criminal justice reform, streamlining the federal government, stemming the opioid addiction crisis and more.
To read the full article on the JTA go to http://www.jta.org/2017/08/01/news-opinion/united-states/jared-kushner-on-israeli-palestinian-peace-there-may-be-no-solution.