Ivanka and Kushner dramatically regain the spotlight with their controversial Jerusalem appearance

Elias Hubbard
May 16, 2018

As a smiling Ivanka took photos in front of the new embassy, bearing a large plaque with Trump's name splashed across it, she was joined husband Jared Kushner and other us officials including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

The top White House adviser and first daughter was on hand to commemorate the opening of the new embassy, which has drawn considerable protest.

He isn't Jared Kushner, however.

Kushner's remarks on the embassy opening on Monday amounted to his most vital coverage speech to this point and the jarring break up display screen on Monday underscored the enormity of the endeavor the President's son-in-law has been tasked with - and the challenges his efforts have confronted to this point. Kushner, an Orthodox Jew whose family has always been close with Israel's prime minister, has led the administration's Middle East policy despite his limited access to classified information and lack of any prior diplomatic or political experience.

While in Gaza, at least 58 people died and more than 2,400 people wounded after clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians protesting the opening.

"Malaysia firmly believes that the move would further undermine and jeopardize efforts towards finding a comprehensive and lasting solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict", it said.

Steve Schmidt, a longtime GOP strategist who ran Sen. "We don't have Princes and princesses in America".

For the New York Daily News to blame Ivanka for the violence is "repulsive" and "sick", according to some pundits. In a rare appearance, Kushner made reference to the violence and said that protesters were part of the problem that has erupted in the area, Time reported. Reports indicate that Israeli forces used tear gas and possibly sniper fire against the demonstrators. Amnesty International called Israel's use of live ammunition "an abhorrent violation of international law & human rights", and the UN's human rights commissioner said Tuesday that Israel does not have "sufficient grounds for the use of live ammunition".

She once said that Ivanka had no influence in the White House and her main objective was to sell her clothing line.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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