Jared Kushner meets with Netanyahu in Israel, spends $24,000 in taxpayer dollars

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Jared Kushner meets publicly with longtime friend Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, during a trip that costs taxpayers over $24,000 for just his hotel and food.

A public database of government spending shows an expenditure of $24,335 for “Accommodation and Food Services” under “KUSHNER VISIT DEC 2020.”

During the trip, Kushner takes part in a ceremony at the U.S. embassy where a courtyard is named after him. A plaque in the courtyard reads “Kushner courtyard, dedicated in honor of Jared Kushner and inspired by his relentless pursuit of peace.”

At the ceremony, U.S. Ambassador David Friedman thanks Kushner for his “near-supernatural” dedication to Israel. In the evening, Netanyahu blankets him with similar praise for his work on the Abraham Accords.

The Abraham Accords are not a real peace deal, which even conservative outlets like the National Review have admitted. Less conservative critics have called Kushner’s work for Israel “absurd” and even “dangerous.”

External Sources

The Daily Beast (Archived)

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Archived)

The Jerusalem Post (Archived)

Photo: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem (Cropped)

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