Senior White House Counselor Jared Kushner celebrates Israel’s new agreement with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain following a signing ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, telling Fox News that the deals brokered by President Trump “make you realize that everything it is possible, if we have the courage and vision and determination, to try to move forward. “
“You see this deal, which is really a turning point again and it was an honor for me personally to be a part of it and a very emotional day here at the White House, watching, you know, something happen that no one thought would be possible. , “Kushner told History.”
On Tuesday, Trump 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 Khalifa to sign the agreement. dawn “of a new Middle East. “
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Kushner said the deal was the result of Trump’s unique approach to diplomacy in the region, citing steps taken by the administration that have helped build trust so far.
“We studied everything that was tried and that failed. He [Trump] he said, “let’s try to do it differently,” Kushner recalled.
“Instead of trying to take over the Israeli Palestinian conflict and make a panacea for everything, we have taken the steps that needed to be taken to show that there is genuine sincerity, but we have shown that the Palestinian leadership is not interested in concluding a peace agreement. this time we also showed that Israel was.
“This, together with efforts to bring everyone together, has allowed us to make these historic breakthroughs.”
After all, Kushner said, the countries in the Middle East really want the same thing, which has a promising future.
“People in the Middle East now see that they do not want their future to be held back by conflicts from the past,” he explained. “People want to look for shared opportunities. They want to have better jobs. They want to do business together. They want to explore each other’s countries and get to know each other, and President Trump has managed to use an unconventional approach to bring people together. together. “
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Kushner turned to his critics, who mistakenly predicted that Trump’s unconventional diplomatic approach would further contribute to instability in the region.
“These people say ‘if President Trump is elected, he will start World War III.’ What we saw today [was] “Instead of World War III, it achieved the first breakthrough in Middle Eastern peace in 26 years,” Kushner said.
“Their way didn’t work. And so President Trump took a different approach, but achieved a different result by doing it in a much more productive way.”
Asked about the possibility of reaching a peace agreement with Iran, Kushner said: “All these leaders coming together are signing a peace agreement … it makes you realize that anything is possible.”
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“So,” he continued, “the hope we have is that Iran will stop their opposition to progress … they need to modernize their society. Give their citizens more rights and freedoms and help build more. – a bright future for their generation … and we can help them do that. “