Sources: Trump Considering Pre-GOP Convention Israel Visit 

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Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, is planning a trip to Israel before the GOP convention in July, according to a magazine that spoke with sources linked to Trump’s campaign.

New York Magazine quotes four sources who say Trump’s Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner and billionaire and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson were arranging the visit. A Trump campaign spokesperson denied the report.

But in an interview published last month by the daily Israel Hayom, which Adelson owns, Trump stated that he would visit Israel before the presidential election.

A trip to Israel, should it materialize, would be part of Trump’s efforts to woo politically conservative American Jews. In February, Trump said he would remain neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But in the last few months, Trump has made an effort to reach out to Jewish voters, addressing the AIPAC conference and by setting up a special meeting with Orthodox Jewish reporters.

Adelson is in the process of establishing a new super PAC to support Trump for president, according to Politico, and is seeking the support of Jewish Republicans as well as other high level politicians.

In an email to 50-plus members of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Adelson urged them to support Trump. He wrote that he is “convinced he will be a tremendous president when it comes to the safety and security of Israel.”