Jared Kushner Presented Bahrain’s King With Sefer Torah Prior To Peace Agreement

Jared Kushner, shown in February 2020, said after apparently mocking NBA players in a TV interview that he would reach out to LeBron James, a protest leader, to discuss the issue. (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (VINnews) — Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, who has been directing the peace initiatives in the Middle East with Arab countries, bought a Sefer Torah and presented it to Bahraini king Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa last year, stating that it was “written in his honor.”

Kushner purchased the strictly kosher Sefer Torah from an American sofer (scribe) prior to his trip last week to Bahrain, which boasts a tiny Jewish community. Trump’s advisor, Avi Berkowitz, came to the meeting with the king holding the Sefer Torah and he and Kushner presented it to the king.

Kushner says that he donated the Sefer Torahas a gesture of appreciation for the king’s hosting the unveiling of the economic portion of Kushner’s peace vision last year.

As reported on Friday, Bahrain, Israel and the US issued a joint statement in which they agreed to establish full diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel.


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