Jared Kushner Mulling Trip for Embassy Opening


Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, is considering traveling to Israel in May for the opening of the embassy in Yerushalayim, The Times of Israel reported on Wednesday.

Kushner and his wife Ivanka have been asked to represent the administration at the embassy inauguration on May 14 and related festivities, according to officials in Yerushalayim and Washington. However, they have not yet made a final decision whether to go or not.

President Trump himself is not expected to attend due to scheduling conflicts.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday announced that the Foreign Ministry will host a reception for “guests” coming to Israel for the embassy dedication, without specifying who the guests would be.

Other senior U.S. officials are expected to attend, but the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv said it was “still working on [the] guest list and invites” and declined to confirm any names at this time.