Rivlin meets Kushner, urges other Arab states to establish ties with Israel

President Reuven Rivlin hosts Jared Kushner and other senior Trump administration officials for a meeting at his official residence in Jerusalem.

Rivlin touts the US-brokered agreement for Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize diplomatic ties, saying it “creates many opportunities for cooperation” in the region.

“I call on other Arab and Muslim states to follow this path of friendship and to establish full and warm relations with the State of Israel – peace between nations and peoples, peace for peace,” he says, according to a statement from his office.

The president also says he hopes the agreement will build trust with the Palestinians, who have denounced the UAE over the deal.

Kushner and the US delegation met earlier with Prime Minister Netanyahu and are set to hold talks later today with Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.

President Reuven Rivlin (R) meets with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem on August 30, 2020. (Mark Neyman/GPO)

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