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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 08:23 AM

Jared Kushner's Bahrain conference won't work

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-zogby-levine-kushner-bahrain-palestinian-economic-development-20190625-story.html


This is a microcosm is why Jared's Bahrein proposal is dead on arrival: it's guaranteed to fail.

"American businesses that had initially expressed interest in locating in the occupied territories withdrew their bids when they realized they could not easily import and export products without securing Israeli permission (a cumbersome process that often involved long delays) or adding an Israeli partner (which added unacceptable costs). Even a U.S. government effort to ship bulbs to Gaza to help expand Palestinian flower exports to Europe failed after Israel refused to allow the bulbs to be unloaded. They rotted at the port."

IOW, why would Palestinians believe their status and their future can improve with investment if that money is going into land, commerce, and laws that belong to Israel, not to the Palestinians? Israel has made no secret that it wants to co-opt the rest of the West Bank along with its established "settlements." There will be no state for the Palestinians. No state, no future. All proposed investments will ultimately benefit Israel.

How could Kushner either be so oblivious or so arrogant to think that Palestinian leaders wouldn't see through his plan?

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no_hypocrisy Jun 25 OP
Golden Raisin Jun 25 #1

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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:11 AM

1. And how much $$ is this Bahrain junket,

dead-on-arrival, Kushner dog-and-pony show costing American taxpayers?

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