” A warm welcome. It is with these words that Jared Kushner, son-in-law of Donald Trump and principal emissary of the former American president on several issues in the Near and Middle East between 2016 and 2020, describes his first visit to Morocco in his book Breaking History, released August 23 in the United States.
[Série] Morocco: all-out diplomacy
The visit took place in April 2019 and, by his own admission, the man who was one of the main architects of Washington’s recognition of Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara and the restoration of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel, n was then not sure to be well received. This Orthodox Jew, married to Ivanka Trump, was even convinced that he would receive a “cold response” from the Moroccan authorities from the start of the negotiations because of the “aggressive lobbying exercised by […] Donald Trump to obtain the organization of the 2026 World Cup against Rabat » [qui a finalement été attribuée au trio États-Unis-Canada-Mexique, NDLR].