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Kushner Leads Mideast Peace Envoy. Will He Be A Dealmaker?

by Countable | 8.23.17

What’s the story?

Presidential advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner will arrive in Israel Wednesday night to lead a delegation hoping to restart peace talks between Israel and Palestine.

Currently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is embroiled in a corruption scandal. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is dealing with a long-term split that has recently widened between his leadership in the West Bank and Hamas leaders in Gaza. It is unclear if both leaders’ domestic concerns will leave them space to focus on a peace deal.

Kushner is joined on the delegation by deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and Middle East envoy Jason D. Greenblatt.

What do you think?

Is Kushner the right person to lead a renewed Mideast peace effort? Do you support the two-state solution or do you have some other idea of what type of deal should be struck?

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  • Sherri
    08/23/2017
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    He's not a diplomat, he's a slumlord. Completely unqualified for his position, just like his father in law.

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  • Paul
    08/23/2017
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    Kushner managed to irritate almost everybody last time the kid tried to play envoy. We should consider his trip a victory if he managed to NOT trigger a widespread shooting war.

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  • Megan
    08/24/2017
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    He has no business being there he is not a diplomat. The President needs to fully staff the diplomatic department.

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  • DrCindyBean
    08/23/2017
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    He lied repeatedly on clearance forms. forms. Each offense is 5 yrs in prison. Why does Kush still have clearance? Why is he in our government? Kushner must removed from our government.

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  • Frank
    08/24/2017
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    What in the world qualifies him to negotiate peace. NOTHING

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  • S
    08/24/2017
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    He's a kid who has never been in govt service, has no experience in foreign or international affairs and he gets assigned to establishing peace in Israel?! That's like assigning me to run Exxon while Tillerson is away or coach the Miami Dolphins.

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  • Marylynn
    08/24/2017
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    Funny how he and his wife haven't said one word about the racist remarks made by the Liar in Chief. Yet, here he is being the good lap dog, doing big daddy's bidding in Israel. Just goes to show he's complicit and has no qualms about big daddy's racism. I hope the leaders in Israel tell him to get the hell out of their country and never come back. What a pathetic hypocrite.

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  • Azrael
    08/23/2017
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    This is a joke, right? Oh it's not? Slum dog slumlord telling other people how to behave in their countries Pathetic

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  • Peter
    08/23/2017
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    Why not Kushner? He has the ear of the President. Past career politicians and diplomats have had no lasting success. Give it a shot! If something positive happens GOOD.

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  • BeStrong
    08/24/2017
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    Really?! With all of Mr Kushners years of diplomatic experience and credentials, right?! And to say, why not?... he has the Presidents ear! How's that been working so far? Geeeze?! What next?!

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  • Rachel
    08/25/2017
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    Kushner's security clearance SHOULD be revoked!

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  • Mancos
    08/23/2017
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    Hold on...wait! His passport should be revoked until we determine how many laws he has broken.

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  • Juliane
    08/24/2017
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    I find it unconscionable that an unqualified real estate developer with no global diplomatic experience would be sent on this mission during an internal corruption probe on Netanyahu. Maybe they will be able to identify with one another. His clout is lacking. He is negotiating with no power in his corner limited historical knowledge and his own baggage of corruption - embarrassing.

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  • Abby
    08/24/2017
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    It's terrifying that Kushner has all this responsibility. He's never been successful at anything. He's not a diplomat, he's a son in law. Don't we have laws against nepotism?

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  • Vivian
    08/24/2017
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    He's a spoiled brat who needs to have his security clearances revoked immediately. This administration is a joke and an embarrassment. What we seriously need are multiple impeachments.

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  • Jeffrey
    08/24/2017
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    Any attempt at peace in the region is worthy of our support as Americans. Obama accomplished nothing, W accomplished nothing, Clinton accomplished nothing. Trying something new is better than repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

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  • Dave
    08/24/2017
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    So far this is a ploy by Trump to get Jared out of Russia investigation and distraction, just like the wall and the pardon. Trump wants to end the investigation by firing or bullying any one he can in his party, directly or indirectly, including the democratic!

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  • Brad
    08/24/2017
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    I hope so & we should give him all of our support. Anyone who badmouths him is an idiot as who doesn’t want to see Israel live in peace. I’m sure some of the young kids, or young liberals who we see all over this site and know so little, but think they know so much....will run their mouths about how much they hate Kushner, bla, bla, bla.

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  • JayFeat
    08/23/2017
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    Hopefully this trip goes well and we can actually solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem, however Jared Kushner is not the right person for this job and therefore it is most likely that nothing positive will come out of this visit.

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  • Al
    08/23/2017
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    Is this the Onion? I thought this was a serious discussion of real issues not entertainment.

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