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- Alleged Kushner Middle East Peace Plan Includes Jordan-Saudi Land Swap
White House Advisor Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace proposal allegedly included a land swap plan where Jordan would receive Saudi Arabian land if Jordan turned over land to the Palestinians.
Jared Kushner’s proposal to make “the Deal of the Century” and establish peace between Israel and Palestine was revealed in a new book Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. The book was released on Tuesday, but some White House officials immediately disputed the book’s claims.
According to the book’s author, journalist Vicky Ward, Kushner’s concept calls on Jordan to give land to the Palestinians, and “in return, Jordan would get land from Saudi Arabia, and that country would get back two Red Sea islands it gave Egypt to administer in 1950.”
Last February, Kushner, who had no diplomatic and foreign affairs experience before becoming one of the most influential advisors at the White House, said that Washington would be ready to reveal a draft of the peace deal after Israel’s election in April.
The other was a territorial swap, based on the premise that Egypt must be willing to release 720 square kilometers of the Sinai Peninsula to a Palestinian state in the future. On the other hand, Egypt would get the southern part of the Negev, which was Israel-occupied territory in 1948.