US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was behind the clandestine alliance between Israel and Saudi Arabia, American investigative journalist Bob Woodward has claimed in his new book, “Fear.”
According to Woodward, Kushner pushed this plan despite the opposition of some senior White House officials, namely Defense Secretary James Mattis, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
Kushner started working on a Tel Aviv–Riyadh alliance shortly after President Trump captured the White House in early 2017, suggesting that the president’s first foreign trip would include visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel, the journalist wrote.
Woodward stated that Kushner had stronger ties to the most senior officials in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet.
He added that Kushner faced constant challenges from senior US officials over who should be the top Saudi official to…