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Kushner among White House officials attending Abbas' UN speech

Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner
Jason Greenblatt speaks to Jared Kushner. Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images

In a surprise move, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt will attend Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' speech this morning at the UN Security Council in New York, Western diplomats told me. Kushner and Greenblatt are the two most senior members of the White House's "Peace Team."

Why it matters: Abbas' speech at the UNSC session on the Middle East, which will start at 10am ET, is part of the Palestinian campaign against President Trump's decision last year to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.