- Saudi Arabia-Israel Normalisaton Is ‘In Sight’, Says Jared Kushner
by MEE staff in Washington, https://www.middleeasteye.net/
Former Trump adviser calls on President Biden to continue push for formal ties between Israel and Arab states
Jared Kusher, Donald Trump’s son-in-law who served as an adviser in the previous US administration, said normalisation between Saudi Arabia and Israel is “in sight”, proclaiming that “we are witnessing the last vestiges of what has been known as the Arab-Israeli conflict”.
In a column published in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Kushner enumerated what he portrayed as foreign policy achievements in the Middle East by Trump and urged President Joe Biden to continue efforts to establish formal ties between Arab states and Israel.
The former presidential adviser revealed that Oman, Qatar and Mauritania were close to signing normalisation agreements with Israel. Mauritania had diplomatic relations with Israel, but it froze the ties in 2009 after the brutal Israeli war in Gaza. “These relationships should be pursued aggressively – every deal is a blow to those who prefer chaos,” Kushner wrote.