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Thu Jun 27, 2019, 03:28 AM

Jared Kushner's 'deal of the century' fails to materialise in Bahrain

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/26/jared-kushner-deal-of-the-century-israel-palestine-bahrain

Jared Kushner's 'deal of the century' fails to materialise in Bahrain

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

Wed 26 Jun 2019 19.58 BST

In the end, the ‘deal of the century’ was little more than a failed clearance sale. Jared Kushner arrived in Bahrain touting bedrock principles at untenable discounts. And even then there were no buyers.

The conference that was supposed to offer a new way out of the malaise of the Israel/Palestine conflict provided little of the sort. Its central premise of prosperity as a precursor to a lasting solution barely appeared to register on either side of the separation wall.

In Ramallah and Gaza, there was very little interest in the Trump administration’s proposals. Even in Israel, local media played down the gathering and did nothing to ramp up expectations.

The $50bn (£39bn) pledged, effectively as a start-up fund for the region’s Palestinians, was less than enthusiastically received in Jordan, Egypt and in Lebanon – where leaders in Beirut, not usually inclined to turn away from a $6bn money pot, dismissed the pitch as a shameless bribe.

Economic incentives to integrate Palestinian communities around the region and revitalise the West Bank and Gaza economy were widely viewed as redundant in the glaring absence of a political dimension that could turn such pledges in to realities.
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Thu Jun 27, 2019, 09:48 AM

1. LOL

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Thu Jun 27, 2019, 10:19 AM

2. He lost his ass on business property

in Manhattan. What did anyone expect?

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