Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have been named the world’s most influential Jews ahead of Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot and Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
The US President’s daughter, 35, and her husband, 36, were described as ‘the ultimate Jewish power couple’ as they topped the 50-strong list for 2017.
They were named by the Jerusalem Post ahead of actress and model Gal Gadot, who recently starred in Wonder Woman, and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Jared Kushner (right) and wife Ivanka Trump (left), the daughter of US President Donald Trump have been named the world’s most influential Jews ahead of Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot and Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu
The US President’s daughter, 35, and her husband, 36, were described as ‘the ultimate Jewish power couple’ as they topped the 50-strong list for 2017. The couple are pictured with their children
The newspaper described the pair as being ‘at the heart of America’s sensational political drama, of shifting power dynamics in the Middle East, of battles over refugee resettlement and debate over moral leadership in a nation divided on race’.
It added that they ‘hold positions of extraordinary power and influence– an unfireable pair of advisers entrusted by the president more than any other.’
The Jerusalem Post wrote that they were ‘not natural servants’ but that ‘so long as they remain, they will continue to advise Trump on every policy issue of consequence to this administration, both foreign and domestic.’
Ivanka is described as being ‘vocal on a range of issues, aggravating several senior White House aides’.
‘But those who disagree with her tend not to last long in Trump’s administration. Her portfolio squarely focuses on workforce development, specifically on reducing the skills gap, empowering women and combating human trafficking.’
They were named by the Jerusalem Post ahead actress and model Gal Gadot (pictured), who recently starred in Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot, who recently starred in Wonder Woman (pictured), was named second on the list
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (pictured) was named third on a list of the world’s most influential Jews
The newspaper described the couple as being ‘at the heart of America’s sensational political drama
Meanwhile, Kushner is seen as leading ‘the administration’s effort to restart negotiations toward a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians – a tall order, made taller perhaps by his strategy of orchestrating a broader regional peace between the Jewish state and the Arab world.’
It adds that he is tasked with tackling criminal justice reform and ‘an expanding national opioid crisis’ through running the administration’s new Office of American Innovation.’
Yesterday, pictures showed the couple, who married in 2009, enjoying soak up some much-needed time with their children as they enjoyed a quick break from their manic day-to-day lives as White House senior advisors in order to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
Taking full advantage both of their day off, and of the balmy October day, they strolled their way to the nearby Friends of Lubavitch Synagogue from their home in the upmarket D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama, with their three children Arabella, six, Joseph, three, and Theodore, one.