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Inside the Trump Administration's Middle East Peace Effort: A Conversation With Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner and Robert Satloff

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May 2, 2019

Watch a keynote conversation between White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and Institute executive director Rob Satloff.

Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, was the keynote speaker of the Washington Institute's 2019 Soref Symposium dinner.

The on-the-record event, "Inside the Trump Administration's Middle East Peace Effort: A Conversation With Jared Kushner," took place on Thursday, May 2. Kushner was interviewed by Institute executive director Robert Satloff.

Since becoming the President's senior advisor, Kushner has traveled extensively in the Middle East and has met numerous times with the region's key leaders. He has been present for major Middle East policy decisions, including moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He has been central to the development of the administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Download a PDF transcript of Kushner's conversation with Satloff.

Listen to this event in our Near East PolicyCast feed:

After the conclusion of Kushner's conversation with Satloff, the Institute hosted an expert panel discussion moderated by New Yorker staff writer Susan B. Glasser, featuring Institute fellows Michael Herzog, David Makovsky, Ghaith al-Omari, and Dennis Ross.


Watch a full video of the expert conversation analyzing the Trump administration's approach to Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, moderated by journalist Susan B. Glasser: