Peace Plan Update
The Trump administration has been working on a Middle East peace plan for over two years. President Trump had promised to release the plan as soon as the new Israeli government was formed. Now, what would happen? Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner had already announced that the economic half of the peace plan would be unveiled on June 25 at an economic conference to be held in Bahrain. When the new elections were announced, Kushner said the Bahrain conference would be held anyway. Many countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Israel and Oman have already promised to attend the conference. It is hoped that the economic plans of the “Deal of the Century” will be so lucrative the Arab countries will push the Palestinians to accept the plan and to consider the political aspects of the plan. Rumors say the economic portion of the plan calls for Arab countries, the U.S. and other members of the International Community to invest between 40 – 80 billion dollars to transform the Palestinian state. Some have even envisioned turning the Gaza Strip into the Singapore of the Middle East. For an area living under 50% unemployment, these promises could become very attractive. That is what President Trump and his peace team are counting on. Already it is being reported that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are pressuring the Palestinians to latch onto this unprecedented opportunity.