Jared Kushner’s name has been scrubbed from the national board of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, apparently following questions from the press about his continued involvement in the group.
Ha’aretz had asked Kushner’s spokesman about his affiliation to the organization, given President Donald Trump’s desire that his son-in-law help him negotiate Middle East peace in his new role as senior White House adviser. Kushner’s links to FIDF might have clouded his ability to seem an honest broker between the two parties.
Despite Kushner’s withdrawal, FIDF is still a pet cause of his family, influential Orthodox Jews who own a tristate area real estate empire. According to Ha’aretz, the foundation of his parents Charles and Seryl Kushner has donated $325,000 to the organization through the years.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
Jared Kushner’s Name Scrubbed From Pro-IDF Group Board