Jared Kushner, who is married to US President-elect Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, will be the next American peace envoy to the Middle East.
Trump confirmed the appointment in an weekend interview with London’s Sunday Times.
“You know what? Jared is such a good lad, he will secure an Israel deal which no one else has managed to get. You know, he’s a natural talent, he is the top, he is a natural talent. You know what I’m talking about – a natural talent. He has an innate ability to make deals, everyone likes him,” Trump told the newspaper.
Kushner was said to have been one of Trump’s chief advisers on foreign policy during the election campaign.
In the past, Kushner’s family donated large sums of money to Jewish settlement projects in Judea and Samaria.