Secret Kushner Recording Reveals Trump White House has No Ideas For Middle East Peace

Secret Kushner Recording Reveals Trump White House has No Ideas For Middle East Peace

Jared Kushner Gives Rambling Answer Of Nothing On Middle East Peace Question

The tech news magazine WIRED has obtained a secret recording of Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner giving a lecture to interns where he was specifically asked about the effort to bring peace to the Middle East. His answer was not one to inspire any confidence that the son-in-law of Donald Trump will make any progress on the issue in the foreseeable future.

Kushner was reportedly asked about the administration’s efforts in Israel and Palestine and why he believed they would be able to bring peace after so many decades of conflict. He initially rambled through an answer with a lot of generalizations about people talking, negotiating, and ultimately failing. But it was clear in his final thought on the situation the White House lacks anything resembling a coherent strategy.

“So, what do we offer that’s unique? I don’t know… I’m sure everyone that’s tried this has been unique in some ways, but again we’re trying to follow very logically. We’re thinking about what the right end state is. 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. So we’re going to focus on it and try to come to the right conclusion in the near future.”

Kushner also made a point to say history isn’t terribly important when it comes to resolving the conflict that has been going on since long before he was born. The people of the region would likely disagree vehemently.

This incoherence echoes the same type of responses Donald Trump was giving early on this year after taking the Oath of Office. In a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February, Trump stated:

I’m looking at a two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like. I’m very happy with the one that both parties like. I could live with either one.

And in a bit of irony, Kushner and another staffer made a point to note just how awful leaks were to both the Israel-Palestine negotiations and the government in general. WIRED noted:

Prior to Kushner’s talk, Katie Patru, the deputy staff director for member services, outreach, and communications, told the assembled interns, “To record today’s session would be such a breach of trust, from my opinion. This town is full of leakers and everyone knows who they are, and no one trusts them. In this business your reputation is everything…If someone in your office has asked you to break our protocol and give you a recording so they can leak it, as a manager, that bothers me at my core.”

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Jared Kushner certainly has a lot on his plate at the moment. Besides being tasked with fixing pretty much everything in government, his finances are reportedly under investigation by Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Maybe it’s not impossible for Kushner and this White House to succeed where so many have failed in the Middle East. Maybe they will come up with the solution to fix it forever. But it seems clear the likelihood that happens anytime soon is rather scant.

Featured image via DOD/Getty Images (Cropped).

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