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Jared Kushner’s Assistant Announced as New Middle East Envoy

HeadlineSep 10, 2019

The White House announced last week the new U.S. Middle East peace envoy will be 30-year-old White House administrative assistant Avi Berkowitz. Berkowitz, who has no foreign policy experience, has been serving as the assistant to senior adviser and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. He will be replacing Jason Greenblatt — Trump’s former real estate lawyer — after Greenblatt announced he was resigning last week. Former White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks previously described Berkowitz’s duties as “daily logistics like getting coffee and coordinating meetings.”

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