Trump Administration Invites Jewish Leaders to Discuss 'Pertinent Issues'

With Mideast peace plan's looming release and concerns over anti-Semitism in the U.S., invitation for Tuesday briefing doesn't specify which topics will be covered

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Ron Kampeas
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File photo: President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at an annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, April 6, 2019.
File photo: President Donald Trump walks off stage after speaking at an annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, April 6, 2019.Credit: John Locher/AP
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Ron Kampeas

The Trump administration has invited Jewish leaders over for a briefing on “pertinent” issues.

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“Gathering with Jewish leaders,” an invitation viewed by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency says. “You are invited to a discussion with key Administration officials on pertinent issues impacting the community.”

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It’s not clear how many Jewish leaders are invited to the meeting set for Tuesday, or what the “pertinent” issues are, or who the “key officials” are.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he will soon be ready to release his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Jewish community officials also are concerned about security since an alleged white supremacist massacred 11 Jewish worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue in the worst attack ever on U.S. Jews.

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