Avi Berkowitz was a White House administrative aide 2 years ago. Now he’s taking on the Middle East peace process

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Published 1:42 pm PDT, Thursday, September 5, 2019

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  • Following Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt’s imminent departure from the administration, 30-year-old White House aide Avi Berkowitz will take on much of Greenblatt’s work.  
  • Berkowitz is a top aide to Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser, and worked on the 2016 Trump campaign as its assistant director of data analytics.
  • Former White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks told Insider in March 2017 that Berkowitz’s White House role was primarily administrative and involved assisting Kushner with daily logistics. 
  • But Berkowitz has long played a key role as Kushner’s aide and is a member of the White House’s Middle East “peace team,” which includes Kushner, Greenblatt, and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. 
  • Berkowitz, a 2016 graduate of Harvard Law School, had no foreign policy experience before joining the 2016 Trump campaign and then the administration. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Following Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt’s imminent departure from the administration, 30-year-old White House aide Avi Berkowitz will take on much of the difficult negotiations to mediate peace between Israel and Palestine, Axios reported Thursday.

Berkowitz, a 2016 graduate of Harvard Law School, has served as White House adviser Jared Kushner’s right-hand since the beginning of the Trump administration. And he’s a member of the White House’s “peace team,” which also includes Kushner, who is President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and Greenblatt.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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