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Rosh Chodesh

A True Blue Capitalist

"...In Jared Kushner's first interview in the White House in March 2017, he described the American people as the government's customers."  (Author Emily Jane Fox in the docuseries, "Dirty Money," Season 2, episode 3 "Slumlord Millionaire")

Jared Kushner comes across in this documentary as a cold-blooded corporate shark - a soulless financial predator.  It makes one wonder if there was not some kind of fiendish calculation behind the choice to make 666 Fifth Avenue his flagship property in New York City.

[See further: Baltimore’s ‘Kushnerville’ Tenants File Class Action Against Landlord; Tenants Say Kushner Firm Pushed Renters Out]

Timeline on Jared Kushner, Qatar, 666 Fifth Avenue, and White House Policy

...When the Kushner Companies purchased 666 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan in early 2007 for a record-breaking price of $1.8 billion, it was supposed to be a center of their real estate portfolio. Instead, the Kushners have struggled to cover their debt on the troubled building since shortly after its purchase on the eve of the financial crisis. As Jared Kushner’s father-in-law, Donald J. Trump, was running for President, the Kushners were pitching Qatari investors to help bail out the building. And just weeks after his father Charles reportedly failed to reach a deal with Qatar’s minister of finance, Jared Kushner, in his capacity as a senior adviser to President Trump, reportedly played a central role in supporting a blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Kushner never disclosed his meeting with Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the blockade to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the time. Later, a financial company tied to Qatar brokered an especially valuable deal to rescue the Kushner Companies’ property at 666 Fifth Avenue.

...A week before the election, candidate Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Trump’s private residence, according to Rick Gates’ FBI proffer....

...Soon after the election, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman sends a delegation of Saudi officials to meet with Kushner and other Trump advisers. They subsequently write an unflattering assessment that later leaks. It says that Trump’s “inner circle is predominantly deal makers who lack familiarity with political customs and deep institutions, and they support Jared Kushner.” The Saudi delegation “brought back a report identifying Mr. Kushner as a crucial focal point in the courtship of the new administration,” according to the New York Times. “He brought to the job scant knowledge about the region, a transactional mind-set and an intense focus on reaching a deal with the Palestinians that met Israel’s demands, the delegation noted.”

...Since the early months of the administration, senior officials were worried about Jared Kushner’s having private, informal conversations with Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a practice he continued even after Chief of Staff John Kelly imposed new protocols, according to the New York Times (December 2018 report). “The private exchanges could make him susceptible to Saudi manipulation, said three former senior American officials,” according to the Times. “There was a risk the Saudis were playing him,” one former White House official said. Intelligence briefers told Kelly that virtually all of the conversations that U.S. officials had with the Saudis on sensitive policy matter had been between Kushner and MBS, according to the Washington Post. “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. McMaster expressed early concern that Kushner was freelancing U.S. foreign policy. … McMaster was concerned there were no official records kept of what was said on the calls,” the Post reported. McMaster also “learned that Kushner had contacts with foreign officials that he did not coordinate through the National Security Council or officially report,” according to another Post report.

October 2017: Kushner surprise trip to Saudi Arabia

Kushner and a senior aide travel to Saudi Arabia to meet Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Kushner “flew commercial, and the White House only announced the visit once he was already on the ground,” the Washington Post reports. Some intelligence officials were caught off guard by Kushner’s trip, and “most people in the White House were kept out of the loop about the trip and its purpose … Intelligence officials were troubled by a lack of information about the topics discussed,” according to a later Post report.

August 1-3, 2018: The Kushners receive bailout on 666 Fifth Avenue from Qatar-supported company (plus Westinghouse deal)

On Aug. 3, the Kushners reach a deal to bailout 666 Fifth Avenue through a 99-year lease to Brookfield Asset Management for about $1.1 billion in rent for the entire 99-year term paid upfront, easing their financial troubles by allowing them to pay off most of what they owe lenders on the building. The Qatar Investment Authority is the second-largest investor in Brookfield.

Qatar Investment Authority later insists that it had “absolutely no involvement in the 666 Fifth Avenue development.”

...Two days earlier, on Aug. 1, Brookfield closed a deal to acquire 100% of Westinghouse Electric Company. In Feb. 2019, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform releases an interim staff report, based on whistleblower revelations, raising grave concerns over the Trump Administration’s efforts to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia without congressional review. The report notes that Westinghouse, which builds nuclear reactors, stands to benefit greatly from such a deal, and that Jared Kushner has been centrally involved. A July 2019, second interim staff report states that:

“[W]ith regard to Saudi Arabia, the Trump Administration has virtually obliterated the lines normally separating government policymaking from corporate and foreign interests. The documents show the Administration’s willingness to let private parties with close ties to the President wield outsized influence over U.S. policy towards Saudi Arabia.
Development of Trump's Peace Plan: "The Deal of the Century"

Development of the plan began in November 2017, led by Kushner, chief negotiator Jason Greenblatt, deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, and ambassador David Friedman.

...In February 2019, Kushner and his personal adviser Berkowitz flew to Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Saudi Arabia in order to unveil their closely guarded plan.

2June 2019, the "economic plan" was unveiled at a U.S.-led "Peace to Prosperity" conference in Manama, Bahrain. 
...The political portion of the plan was rolled out on 28 January 2020.

The Kushners are in deep financial difficulty with the 666 Fifth Ave property after the crash of 2008.
October 2017: Kushner surprise trip to Saudi Arabia
November 2017:  Development began on Trump's Peace Plan
August 3, 2018: The Kushners receive bailout on 666 Fifth Avenue from Qatar-supported company.
February 2019: The Plan is "unveiled" to Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

The obvious question is, was the price of the Kushner financial bail-out plan a commitment to breathe new life into the Saudi Peace Plan by rebranding it as a Trump product?  

From the Arab Peace Initiative (aka the Saudi Initiative) to the Quartet's Road Map for Peace to Trump's "Peace to Prosperity", Saudi Arabia has been a guiding hand over a process to destroy Israel in the guise of making peace.  
Bolton: Israel should act now in own security interests ahead of US election

Bolton’s book revealed that Trump gave Netanyahu the green light to attack Iran, and that Netanyahu had reservations about Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner as the architect of the White House peace plan.

Bolton also claimed in the book that Netanyahu tried numerous times to speak with Trump to implore him not to meet with Iran’s foreign minister on the sidelines of the 2019 G7 meeting in France, but Kushner blocked the calls — a move Bolton said he disagreed with.

“I think it shows the danger when you have somebody who is not in a regular organization in power like that. It is always a danger with family members in senior position,” Bolton said Tuesday, referring to Kushner. “I thought Netanyahu should be heard.”

Bolton on Tuesday also discussed Netanyahu’s efforts to unilaterally annex settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, some 30 percent of the territory, which have apparently stalled amid internal wrangling and a lack of a green light from Washington.

“I think there is obviously disagreement. Jared is still trying to sustain his peace plan and is worried about unilateral action or American recognition of unilateral action,” Bolton said. “Personally I would go ahead and do it but I’m not there to give that advice any more.”
It's a mercy from HKB"H that the "annexation" is on a permanent "hold."  Only Mashiach will have to courage and the wisdom to lay claim to all of our land in the way HKB"H intends; when it will be to our great benefit and not to our detriment.  


  1. Going to go on a limb here but I think it needs to be said:

    Biden would be "better" for Israel.

    Trump and the Kushner clan are in the process of forcing the birth of another arab terror state on Israel that is basically the same plan as oslo that Israel disarm and retreat to '47 borders.

    Trump and the Kushner clan are willing to destroy Israel in the process, full of smiles.

    Biden on the other hand would be upfront about wanting to destroy Israel. No silly "deals of the century." No shaking hands. No fake smiles. No fake "peace overtures" from the the Saudis and Gulf states.

    Biden would be an outright sonei Yisrael and would simply demand that Israel disarm and retreat to '47 borders.

    He would also speed up the meltdown of the American economy, thereby preventing American from being capable from interfering in Israeli affairs.

    Israel is better off dealing with an open sonei Yisroel like Biden than a hidden sonei Yisroel like Trump and the Kushner clan.

  2. Very interesting observation, even if it’s anonymous;
    moreover, thanks to this precious blog’s administrator
    for enlightening us!! I’m very grateful to you. No doubt,
    HaQadosh Baruch Hu is going to go according to HIS plan, and damned be anyone who thinks that he/she can get in His way (e.g. deal of the century sic.). The Real Deal of the Century will occur as soon as the Bayith haMiqdash is rebuilt, may it be so speedily in our days. What was going on in the white house? A few of those responsible for drafting actually wore kippas, -was there no one around who could remind them that we pray 3 times daily that the temple be speedy rebuilt in our days? Every time they mentioned the forthcoming "deal of the century", I cringed with a feeling of intense foreboding, and FEAR...for THEM, and even moreso for America.
    I can't believe no one was around to warn these guys,
    it's nothing short of unbelievable, -didn't they know they were treading in utterly dangerous & wreckless pursuits, ones with disasterous conseqeunces? How can an observant person be so disconnected. This stuff truly frightens me. I hope that HaShem will protect the innocent, the artless, and the unknowing.

  3. Oooh, a little sharp against a Jew especially during thee 9 days.

    Forget Biden, he’s not the candidate, the vice-pres. pic is the real candidate. He is way into dementia, or its a ploy because he’s being investigated and will stand trial and go to jail. You’ll see.

  4. The comment was about the "Deal of the century" which is a public political event.

    The "deal of the century" is a plan that closely follows the Oslo era "peace plans". This includes a Gaza-Yesha access road splitting Israel in half, port access in Israel proper for Palestinians, A (second after gaza) Palestinian state to be established in Yesha, Israelis in Yesha to be isolated in "blocs". There's more much more.

    Just like oslo got thousands of Jews killed, the "deal of the century" is liable to get thousands of Jews killed.

    Agreed, Biden is a prop for the modern democrat party which is now a Marxist party. The people behind Biden are in charge. But Americans vote for a candidate. If Biden is elected, the Marxists behind him will run the show.

  5. Voting for the leftist party is always the wrong decision! Any which way, H' is running the show. We have to vote for basic good over evil. The other party is now literally evil. Forget the idea of voting for Biden because this would show a very low charachter in the Jew's soul. Better not to vote than to vote for wrong! It's very true, that the Marxists will be running the show if Biden would,c'v, get in. Trump will win and the Jewish people of Israel are the ones who need to set things straight in EY and have no deal at all with our enemies. All of EY belongs to the Bnai Yisrael and somehow, H' is going to see to it that MBY and/or MBD will appear out of the blue. There are things that we, the Jews, are responsible for doing and then there is what belongs to H' and HE Alone, is in charge of the coming of Moshiach and the more we, the Jews, do to find favor in His Eyes (so to speak), it will come faster and more mercifully for our people, the Bnai Yisrael!

  6. Moshe and Chaim, Beautifully said. Thank you.