Don't Ignore Kushner's Quiet Mideast Gains

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner delivers remarks on the Trump administration's approach to the Middle East at the Saban Forum in Washington, December 3, 2017. Reuters/James Lawler Duggan

Behind the scenes, he is making surprising progress.

Is peace between Arabs and Israelis possible? Consider the case of my homeland, Morocco. Under the leadership of King Mohamed VI, a constitutional monarchy has emerged with legal protections for Jews and other religious minorities. Here in Casablanca, Jews and Muslims attend each other’s schools, form business partnerships and leave peacefully side by side. With a dose of Kushner’s quiet diplomacy, there is no reason Arabs and Jews couldn’t live the same way in Israel and Palestine.

Ahmed Charai is a Moroccan publisher. He is a member of the board of directors of the Atlantic Council, the International Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Advisory Board of the Center for the National Interest.

Image: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner delivers remarks on the Trump administration's approach to the Middle East at the Saban Forum in Washington, December 3, 2017. Reuters/James Lawler Duggan

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