White House senior adviser Jared Kushner celebrated Israel’s new settlement with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain following a signing ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, telling Fox News that the offers brokered by President Trump “makes you realize that anything is possible if we have the courage and the vision and the determination to try to move forward.”
“You see this deal which, again, really is a watershed moment and just for me personally was an honor to be a part of it and very emotional day here at the White House watching, you know, something happen that nobody thought would be possible,” Kushner advised “The Story.”
Trump on Tuesday was joined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalif to signal the Abraham Accords, one thing the president hailed because the “dawn of a new Middle East.”
Kushner stated the deal was the results of Trump’s distinctive strategy to diplomacy within the area and pointed to steps taken by the administration that helped set up belief main as much as this second.
“We studied everything that had been tried and that had failed. He [Trump] said ‘let’s try do it differently,'” Kushner recalled.
“Instead of making an attempt to tackle the Israeli Palestinian battle and making that the panacea of every part, we took the steps that wanted to be taken to indicate there was actual sincerity however we confirmed that the Palestinian management is not desirous about making a peace deal right now and we confirmed that Israel was.
“That, together with the efforts to carry everybody nearer collectively allowed for us to make these historic breakthroughs.”
Ultimately, Kushner stated, nations within the Middle East actually simply need the identical factor, which is a promising future.
“People within the Middle East are now seeing that they do not need to have their futures be held again by conflicts of the previous,” he explained. “People need to pursue shared alternatives. They need to have higher jobs. They need to do enterprise collectively. They need to discover every different’s nations and get to know one another, and President Trump was in a position to take an unconventional strategy to carry folks collectively.”
Kushner addressed his critics who erroneously predicted that Trump’s unconventional diplomatic strategy would additional contribute to instability within the area.
“These folks have been saying ‘if President Trump was elected he would begin World War III.’ What we noticed right this moment [was] as a substitute of World War III, he achieved the first breakthrough in Middle East peace within the final 26 years,” Kushner asserted.
“Their method did not work. And so President Trump took a special method however he achieved a special end result by doing it in a a lot extra productive method.”
Asked about the potential for reaching a peace cope with Iran, Kushner stated: “All these leaders getting collectively signing a peace settlement…it makes you realize that anything is attainable.”
“So,” he continued, “the hope that we’ve got is that Iran will cease their opposition to progress…they need to be modernizing their society. Giving their residents extra rights and freedoms and serving to construct a brighter future for their era…and we will help them do that.”