It was a clarifying personal moment for Ivanka, in which she realized the significance of her role ahead as a public figure and, months later, as a formal adviser to the president of the United States. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. 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, these two figures hold positions of extraordinary power and influence— an unfireable pair of advisers entrusted by the president more than any other.
They are not natural public servants.
Neither Ivanka nor Jared sought roles in government, and as a couple, they constantly evaluate whether to stick around Washington by the president's side. But so long as they remain, they will continue to advise Trump on every policy issue of consequence to this administration, both foreign and domestic. For Ivanka, that means offering her father radically honest advice— the sort of counsel he is unlikely to receive from outside hires who fear his infamous wrath. She is 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. Jared, meanwhile, leads 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.go to site
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All the while he is tasked with tackling criminal justice reform and an expanding national opioid crisis, running the administration's new Office of American Innovation, and advising the president on the daily political crises that pass before his desk. Both native New Yorkers, their move to Washington was a difficult one.
But the couple retained many of their personal family traditions. Those moments they wind down in their Kalorama home, with their three kids in pajamas, have become their respite— and for the devout couple, Judaism is often the force in their lives providing these moments of quiet removal from the city's constant chaos. As a rule, the immediate tribe has Shabbat dinner together every Friday.
Jared and Ivanka log off for the night wherever they may be— in New York, at the family home in New Jersey or in Washington. While observing the High Holy Days this year, they plan to share some of their religious life with the country, understanding that some Jewish traditions remain unfamiliar to many.
But Ivanka has struggled with the extent to which she should open up about her personal Jewish experience, and it has proven a balancing act for her.
She seldom discusses details of her decision to convert upon marriage in on the belief it was a sacred, deeply personal choice. Nevertheless, she has not shied away from sharing some of her Jewish traditions publicly by posting of holiday preparations on social media and of her visits to Jewish sites in Israel and Europe.
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One of the most meaningful moments of her father's presidency thus far was her visit to the Western Wall in May— a trip that was orchestrated by her husband. After touring the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin last spring, she spoke on record of politics, telling one journalist that accepting refugees into the US should be "part of the equation" in her father's quest to end a global humanitarian crisis emanating from Syria.
She continues to privately express her views on refugee policy, although it is not a formal part of her portfolio. But perhaps most important to the American Jewish community has been their response to a rising tide of antisemitism nationwide, measured both in rhetoric and in deed, and so often tied to the political rise of her father. In their first six months as presidential advisers, Ivanka and Jared led a resistance within the West Wing against figures aligned with this movement— those they considered too far right of the American political consensus.
They won that battle, pushing out two of their most controversial opponents, Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka of Breitbart News.
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Their suspicions of these figures were only reaffirmed in their minds by the epithets thrown against them: You need to explain your ideas thoroughly. You rush through these massive memes as if you're short on time.
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I guess it is the way you talk. I found it interesting though. I am a fan of Jordan peterson and Sam Harris and I'm glad to hear swedes speak about these important subjects. Ivar Arpi would be a great guest.
Something I reacted to was that you talk about young people mainly women, but also men aimlessly trying to dictate the Swedish feminist society. According to you they need to be guided by a matriarch as of their huge egos which are inflicting their "leadership", and I agree with this. However, in todays Sweden I find older people with at least as much ego as the young people.
To me, it almost is to the extent that it borders to childishness, which seems to be connected to the "never dried out tit" a nice description , but presumably also as an effect of this fragmented and aimless society we now live in. So ultimately, the loss of the matriarch harms both young and old people, thus destroying social order and fragments society old vs young, swedes vs immigrants, men vs women, etc.