Kushner links recognition of Jerusalem with Middle East normalization deals

White House adviser Jared Kushner says the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital yielded an “explosion of peace.”

“Over the last four months, we’ve now achieved four peace agreements and thanks to four years of hard work, I do think the benefits of that will be felt for years to come,” says Kushner.

Alongside Netanyahu, Kushner participates in a tree-planting ceremony at the Grove of Nations in Jerusalem.

“In 2017, President Trump was strongly warned that recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would set off an explosion in the Middle East. As it turned out, there has been an explosion — just not the kind of explosion the experts thought might happen. President Trump’s bold decisions led to an explosion of peace.”

“It turns out Jerusalem is not the cause of the problem — it is the core of the solution,” says Kushner.