Pompeo is expected to depart on Sunday for Israel, Bahrain, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Sudan, according to the diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the itinerary has not yet been finalized or publicly announced.
Kushner plans to leave later in the week for Israel, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Morocco, the diplomats said.
Neither trip is expected to result in announcements of immediate breakthrough, the diplomats said, although both are aimed at finalising at least one, and potentially more, normalisation deals with Israel
in the near future.
Pompeo also plans to meet in Qatar with members of the Talban to discuss intra-Afghan peace talks that are key to the withdrawal of remaining US forces in Afghanistan, the diplomats said.
The White House and State Department had no comment on the planned trips, which will come as the administration steps up efforts to push for Arab-Israeli normalisation even without a resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
They also come as the administration has taken the controversial step of triggering the restoration of all international
sanctions on Iran, something that only Israel
and the Gulf Arab nations have publicly supported.
and the United Arab Emirates
announced on Aug. 13 they would establish full diplomatic relations, in a US-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians.
The historic agreement delivered a key foreign policy victory to Trump as he seeks reelection and reflected a changing Middle East
in which shared concerns about archenemy Iran have largely overtaken traditional Arab support for the Palestinians.
US and Israeli officials have suggested that more Arab nations may soon follow the UAE's lead, with Bahrain and Oman believed to be closest to sealing such deals.