Israeli lawmakers flanked by former president Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law launched an initiative in Jerusalem on Monday to advance the Abraham Accords that saw Arab states normalize ties with Israel.
Jared Kushner, a former White House adviser married to Ivanka Trump, was a major architect of the deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.
At the launch of the Abraham Accords Caucus in the Knesset, Kushner said the agreements created a “new paradigm” in the region, which could have “very different outcomes” depending on the actions of current leaders.
Critics of the Trump approach accused him of advancing Arab reconciliation with Israel as a substitute for meaningful efforts to advance the rights of the Palestinians.
The accords broke with decades of Arab consensus that there would be no relations with Israel while the Palestinian question remains unresolved.
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