Kushner will arrive Wednesday, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, and then going to Ramallah to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, will be accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, a Trump assistant and special representative for worldwide negotiations.
Mr Kushner, who has been one of the President's main go-to-guys for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, has faced recent controversy after it was revealed that he had discussed setting up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. "He strongly believes that peace is possible".
Kushner and Greenblatt will have meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah to hear directly from the Israeli and Palestinian leadership "about their priorities and potential next steps", the official said.
Kushner and Greenblatt accompanied President Trump in his May visit to Israel where he met with both Netanyahu and Abbas.
The Palestinians claim the territory captured by Israel from Jordan in the 1967 war, for their future state, a demand that has wide global support.
The Palestinians and the worldwide community consider the settlements obstacles to Palestinian statehood. Later in May, Trump said during a visit to Israel that both parties are "reaching for peace", and also reportedly lambasting Abbas for "lying" about working towards peace with Israel. "After dozens of years, I'm honored to be the prime minister who builds a new settlement in Judea and Samaria", Netanhayu said on Twitter, referring to the biblical names of the West Bank.
The December resolution, put forward by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal a day after Egypt withdrew it under pressure from Israel and Trump, was the first adopted by on Israel and the Palestinians in almost eight years.
New settler home constructions in the Israeli-occupied West Bank has soared by 70 percent in the year to March 2017, according to the data released by Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics.
On Monday the White House announced that Kushner as well as Jason Greenblatt, a top U.S. national security aide, would meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week.
In response the Israelis said that "maintaining embassies outside the capital drives peace further away by helping keep alive the Palestinian fantasy that the Jewish people and the Jewish state have no connection to Jerusalem".
Earlier this month, Israel green-lighted plans for more than 3,000 settler homes.
Lamborn said the ball is in the Palestinians' "court" right now.
Israel had previously announced its annual goodwill measures for Ramadan that included 200,000 thousand visiting permits for family visits for Palestinians from the West Bank and access for 100 Gaza residents to attend prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.