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Trump son-in-law’s family has donated to Israeli settlement groups

Trump has said Jared Kushner, who serves as a close adviser, could help negotiate a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. The donations by Kushner’s parents’ foundation could complicate his ability to be an honest broker.

world Updated: Dec 07, 2016 00:06 IST
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This October 24, 2016 photo shows part of the Israeli settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Tax records show the family of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Israeli settlement institutions in the West Bank in recent years. (AP Photo)

US tax records show that President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law co-directs a family foundation that has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Jewish settlement organizations in the West Bank.

Trump has said Jared Kushner, who serves as a close adviser, could help negotiate a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. The donations by Kushner’s parents’ foundation could complicate his ability to be an honest broker.

The Israeli daily Haaretz first reported the donations by Kushner’s parents’ foundation, which Kushner and his siblings direct with their parents.

Risa Heller, a spokeswoman for the Kushner companies, declined to comment on the donations to the settlement groups. She says the family is “extremely generous” and has given away over $100 million to charitable causes.