The White House has cleared the economic part of its long-promised Middle East peace plan, which includes $ 50 billion in new investments for Palestinians and neighboring Arab states, as well as the construction of a new infrastructure for the West Bank's connection to Gaza.
The "Peace for Wealth" plan presented on Saturday includes infrastructure investments, private sector growth and regional development to "empower the Palestinian people to build a prosperous and peaceful sector" vibrant Palestinian society.
It is touted by the Trump administration as "the most ambitious and comprehensive international effort for the Palestinian people to date."
White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner the architect of the Trump peace plan The government is expected to officially unveil the economic component at a conference in Bahrain next week, and will only be implemented if a political solution is found between Palestinians, Israelis and other actors in the region.
According to the plan, about half would US $ 50 billion to the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza over a period of 10 years. Period, while the other half would be split among other Arab countries in the region.
The plan also provides for the strengthening of the tourism sector in the Palestinian territories as well as better access to education and training programs.
To the government's much-vaunted peace plan, which is almost as long as President Trump Donald John TrumpThe global economy is a soap opera, reckon with some twists by which Huawei sued the US government seized Trump's equipment defended planned ICE deportations MORE was in office. Last Sunday, White House Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt said the political part of the peace plan could be postponed until November.
His comments came after the White House decided to postpone the rollout for which Kushner had once pitched June after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE failed Government coalition formed.
Trump himself also dampened expectations of the plan, having reported to the Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo Michael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump critic Brennan praises his decision for Iran: "I welcome him. Trump calls the Iranian strike at the last minute MORE had expressed doubts in a later by the Washington Post reported meetings in camera.
"It can be rejected. Could be the end, people will say: "It's not very original, it does not work especially for me." "It has two good and nine bad things, I'm out," said Pompeo, according to an audio recording by the Post
Asked by reporters to comment on the statements of his top diplomat, Trump said, "Look, we're doing our best to help the Middle East get a peace plan, and it [Pompeo] may be right. I mean, most people would say that. "