WeWork founder Adam Neumann was involved in assisting White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump puts Kushner in charge of overseeing border wall construction: report Jane Fonda says she feels ‘sad’ for Trump Trump, GOP skeptical Pelosi will go through with impeachment MORE with his plan for peace between Israeli and Palestinian forces, according to a new report.
A Vanity Fair investigation into the troubled startup, which announced recently that it would shed thousands of jobs, found that Neumann tasked a top official at his fledgling company, director of development Roni Bahar, to produce a video advertising economic opportunities for the West Bank and Gaza Strip for the Trump administration, apparently without the knowledge of top WeWork executives.
The video, a version of which was shown by Kushner to top Middle East leaders at a summit in Bahrain earlier this year, was meant to draw in skeptical parties to sign on to the Trump administration’s Israel-Palestine peace deal with the promise of international economic investments in the region.
Bahar told Vanity Fair that he advised Kushner’s team on the video, but did not commit any WeWork resources to its production.
The White House did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill on Vanity Fair’s reporting.
Neumann stepped down as the company’s CEO in September after reports of his mismanagement of the company as well as efforts by board members to remove him. The company tabled plans for an initial public offering in October and on Thursday announced 2,400 layoffs.