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Kushner Under Fire for Receiving $30M From Israeli Firm While Shaping Middle East Policy

White House Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner speaks during a conversation with Haim Saban at Saban Forum, Dec. 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C. PHOTO: Drew Angerer/Getty

‘Are you comfortable with having Jared Kushner be the beneficiary of huge amounts of Israeli financing at the same time he’s overseeing U.S. foreign policy on Israel?’

By Jake Johnson | 8 January 2017

COMMON DREAMS — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is once more under intense scrutiny after new reporting revealed that his lucrative financial relationship with Israel has deepened even as his influence over U.S. Middle East policy—from his leading role in Trump’s effort to “derail” a U.N. vote against Israel to his sway over the president’s Jerusalem move — has continued to grow.

“There has indeed been clear collusion proven between pre-inaugurated Trump and a foreign power—with Israel, to sink Obama’s U.N. policy on settlements.” — Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept

According to a report published Sunday by the New York Times, Kushner’s real estate firm received a $30 million investment from Menora Mivtachim — one of Israel’s largest financial institutions — just before he accompanied Trump on his first diplomatic trip to Israel last year.

“The deal, which was not made public, pumped significant new equity into 10 Maryland apartment complexes controlled by Mr. Kushner’s firm,” the Times notes. “While Mr. Kushner has sold parts of his business since taking a White House job last year, he still has stakes in most of the family empire — including the apartment buildings in and around Baltimore.” […]

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  • Brabantian

    Michael Wolff’s book ‘Fire and Fury’ claims that President Donald Trump has been telling “multiple people” that … “The Kushners know all the crooks in Israel.”

    • Douteux55

      Sadly, I believe Trump does too.

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