Trump team preparing economic plan as part of Middle East peace proposal

By Reuters – Jul 26,2018 – JORDAN TIMES

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley looks on during a United Nations Security Council meeting at UN Headquarters on Tuesday in New York City. The Security Council discussed the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine (AFP photo)

WASHINGTON — A long-awaited Middle East peace plan from the Trump administration will include what the White House is calling a robust economic plan to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an official has said.

US President Donald Trump’s envoys are also working on the most detailed set of proposals to date for the overall plan, the White House official said in a briefing with reporters on Monday.

The plan thus far has no release date. Trump had hoped to reveal it early this year but his controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the embassy there, reversing decades of US policy, inflamed tensions in the region.

The Palestinians have said that they have lost faith in the Trump administration to act as a fair mediator and have boycotted the process since last December’s Jerusalem announcement.

The White House has offered few details on a peace plan that has drawn widespread scepticism even before its unveiling.

Trump’s proposals are the product of shuttle diplomacy to regional capitals by senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, and Jason Greenblatt, a lawyer who is playing a role in the negotiations.


Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Elect Donald Trump walks through the lobby with her husband Jared Kushner at Trump Tower in New York, on Nov. 18, 2016. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Mike Segar

1 reply

  1. The problem is that the US team has only an understanding of cash $ and not much else. The Mideast peace process is more than just $$$

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