Jared Kushner, senior advisor to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, is the keynote interviewee at the Saban Forum 2017, titled “America First” and the Middle East.
The Saban Forum, hosted at the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, featured a video message from Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and conversations with Ayelet Shaked, Israeli minister of justice, John R. Allen, Brookings president, several U.S. senators and other current and former Israeli and American officials.
As the American administration nears its first anniversary, we are witnessing an approach that is new and different. “America First” naturally raises questions among allies and partners abroad about the scope and depth of U.S. involvement in world affairs.
Allies are reassessing their own policies in the face of an America with dramatically different priorities. The Forum’s discussions and webcast sessions will focus on the U.S.-Israel relationship, the future of the Middle East, and much more.
In this interview, Kushner speaks with the forum’s chairman Haim Saban about Trump’s expected announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.