- ‘Our Cause is Not for Sale’: Palestinians Unanimously Reject US-Bahrain ‘Deal of the Century’ Summit
The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Middle East peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said on Sunday.
The plan, which has been two years in the making, envisions large-scale investment and infrastructure work in the Palestinian territories but the central political elements remain mostly unknown.
However, the Palestinian leadership said they weren’t consulted about the US-led economic conference. The plan has been formulated by US President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner and will focus on four major components, according to a senior White House official, namely: “infrastructure, industry, empowering and investing in people, and governance reforms”. But it will “studiously avoid the many political issues”, which will be postponed until further notice.