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Kushner: Because of Iran, ISIS, Arab Countries See Israel as Possible Ally

Kushner: Because of Iran, ISIS, Arab Countries See Israel as Possible Ally
White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 03 December 2017 01:34 PM

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Sunday that Israel has to reach a peace deal with Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the larger Arab world, Haaretz reported.

At a Brookings Institution-organized forum, funded by Israeli-born businessman Haim Saban, Kushner said his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, "has a very long career of accomplishing things" others think impossible — including his own election.

"When we started the process of looking at how to create the peace deal, the first thing a lot of people told us that it wasn't the right time, that we're wasting our time," Kushner said, adding: "I think that if we're going to try and create more stability in the region as a whole, this issue has to be solved."

Kushner said the Trump administration team handling the conflict is "focused on what happens after an agreement," Haaretz reported.

"I think there is a lot of instances of great trust between Israelis and Palestinians, but not along the leadership," he said.

"Both sides really trust the President, and that's very important," Kushner added, Haaretz reported. "As this process has gone through, our team has tried very hard to do a lot of listening — not just with Israelis, with Palestinians — understand what their views and red lines are. We've done the same with different countries in the region, we're trying to find a solution that comes from the region, not to impose."

"Regional dynamics" have shifted over the years, he said, Haaretz reported.

"A lot of countries in the Middle East want the same thing — economic progress, peace for their people," he said. "Many countries in the region see Israel as a much more likely ally than it was 20 years ago, because of Iran, because of ISIS. A lot of people want to see it put together."

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