Senior advisor and son in law of Donald Trump, Jared Kushner visits Jewish sites in Morocco following his visit to Morocco last week.
Of Jewish faith, Kushner took advantage of his chance to visit a Jewish pilgrimage site. Accompanied by Trump’s personal envoy for international relations, the representative visited the tomb of Rabbi Haim Pinto Hakatane in Casablanca.
Rabbi David Pinto, with an American delegation and members of the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met Kushner at the site. In a video, Jared Kushner expresses his joy at realizing his “dream of many years.” In the same video, his Moroccan host speaks to a representative of the Moroccan delegation, describing Trump’s advisor “as [his] son” to him.
Kushner took a guided tour of the historic cemetery in the Casablanca medina while the rabbi explained the religious significance of Haim Pinto in Essaouira and his son in Casablanca. The house is an annual place of pilgrimage for the Jews.
The visit comes as concerns in Israel have prompted Jared Kushner’s visit to Morocco, calling on the government and the state to sign a “peace plan” proposed by the US administration. The visit has not been well received by some Moroccan groups who have called for a sit-in Friday at 22h in front of the Parliament in Rabat, to reiterate their opposition to the US “deal of the century.”