Jared Kushner in Middle East to garner support for peace plan

(JTA) — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is in the Middle East to garner support for his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and will visit Israel.

Kushner, White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and special Iran envoy Brian Hook were in Morocco on Tuesday and scheduled to visit Jordan and Israel during the week.

Several news outlets reported the visit, citing unnamed White House officials.

The visits come ahead of the Trump administration’s economic summit scheduled for next month in Bahrain. The meeting is being called an “economic workshop” to encourage capital investment in the West Bank, Gaza and countries in the region, and reportedly is the first step in the administration’s peace plan which is scheduled to be rolled out in the coming months.

The Palestinians have announced that they will not attend the meeting.

Kushner will meet with Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Thursday, CNN reported, the day after the deadline for forming a new government. He is not scheduled to meet with any Palestinian officials, according to the report.