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Kushner Travels to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Israel and Palestine

HeadlineAug 24, 2017

President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner visited Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, where he met with Mohammed bin Salman, the new crown prince and defense minister in charge of the ongoing Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen. Kushner also met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Egypt on Wednesday, following the U.S. decision to withhold some military funding to Egypt amid the country’s deteriorating human rights conditions. Despite withholding some funding, the United States continues to give massive military aid to Egypt. Amnesty International said, “Humvees, small arms, and tear gas provided by the U.S. are used to oppress critics of the Egyptian government and facilitate serious human rights violations like extra-judicial executions.” The White House has refused to say exactly where Jared Kushner is going during his Middle East trip, although it’s known he’s also met with Jordanian King Abdullah in Amman, the emir of Qatar in Doha, and that he’s slated to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today.

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