WASHINGTON - Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, will speak publicly this weekend for the first time about the Trump administration's attempts to facilitate an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.
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Kushner, who has been working on this issue ever since January, will speak on Sunday at the Saban Forum in Washington, D.C., an annual conference on U.S. policy in the Middle East, organized by the Brookings Institution.
Kushner will talk about the administration's peace efforts together with Haim Saban, the Israeli-born business mogul who funds the annual event.
Also on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the forum via satellite from his office in Jerusalem. Other Israeli speakers at the event this year include former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and the new leader of the Labor Party, Avi Gabbay.
On the conference's opening night on Friday, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) will participate in a discussion about the Iran deal. Cotton was mentioned on Thursday in a number of press reports as a candidate to become the next head of the CIA.