Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump to visit Israel this week

The reason for their visit is not publicly known. They were seen boarding a flight which also included Tourism Minister Yoel Razbozov.

 Senior adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump and senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner attend a summit at the East Room of the White House May 18, 2018. (photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Senior adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump and senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner attend a summit at the East Room of the White House May 18, 2018.
(photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former senior advisers to former US President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump – the former president's son-in-law and daughter – will land in Israel on Monday morning, Israeli media reported Sunday evening.

The reason for their visit is not publicly known.

Kushner and Trump were seen boarding an El Al flight from Miami. According to reports, Tourism Minister Yoel Razbozov was on the same flight to Tel Aviv.

Kushner's investments, Affinity Partners and Saudi Arabia

Kushner, a New Jersey-born American-Jewish businessman, has made various investments in Israeli companies and startups since his father-in-law left office in January 2021.

The former White House adviser formed Miami-based Affinity Partners after stepping away from politics with plans to invest in American and Israeli companies that are looking for international expansion opportunities in India, Africa, the Middle East and other parts of Asia.

 JARED KUSHNER arrives with his wife and fellow senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, for the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords at the White House last year. (credit: TOM BRENNER/REUTERS) JARED KUSHNER arrives with his wife and fellow senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, for the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords at the White House last year. (credit: TOM BRENNER/REUTERS)

In December, it was reported that Kushner's global investment firm raised $3 billion in committed funding from international investors. While information on the identity of the investors was not disclosed, it is thought that Kushner was targeting American institutions and foreign investment institutions, including sovereign wealth funds and high net worth individuals.

Last month, it was reported by The Wall Street Journal that some two-thirds of the funds raised by Affinity Partners were invested by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF). 

People familiar with the fund's investment plan told WSJ that it has already selected two Israeli firms to invest in. The sources added that Saudi officials agreed that the fund could invest in Israeli firms.

However, a US House of Representatives committee said earlier in June that it was investigating the Saudi Arabian government's investment in Kushner's firm.