In Bahrain, Kushner pushes economic plan for Mideast peace
25 Juin, 2019, 22:53 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
The conference aims to address the $50 billion Middle East economic plan, which hopes to set up a global investment fund to "lift the Palestinian and Arab state economies" and construct a $5 billion transportation corridor that would connect the West Bank with Gaza. "What we have developed, is the most comprehensive economic plan ever created specifically for the Palestinians, and the broader Middle East".
"We can turn this region from a victim of past conflicts, into a model for commerce and advancement throughout the world". Neither the Israeli nor Palestinian governments were attending the curtain-raising event in Manama.
"It is rather hard to talk about economic investment and development when you don't have the underlying political and legal frameworks actually established to make all these other development plans workable", she said. "It's not that much", Schwarzman said at an economic summit in Bahrain to encourage investment in the Palestinian Territories.
"Money is important. The economy is important".
Saudi Arabia - a close USA ally which shares a common foe with Israel in Iran - voiced support on Tuesday for "international efforts aimed at improving prosperity, investment and economic growth in the region".
But in an interview with Al Jazeera shortly before his departure for Bahrain, Kushner said the Arab Peace Initiative was no basis for the US's Middle East peace plan.
Over the past two days, Palestinians in the occupied territories have protested against the US-led Middle East peace plan. He added, "It will be somewhere between the Arab Peace Initiative and between the Israeli position". "The political solution is more important", PA President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a close Trump ally, said Israel was open to the plan.
Hong Kong protesters disperse after police complex blockade
Opposition to the legislation has come from a broad range of civic, human rights , legal profession and commercial organisations. However, Cheng did apologize for the Hong Kong government's handling of the extradition bill which is at the root of the unrest.
"If there is a one percent chance we do something good here, we should get together and try", billionaire Mohamed Alabbar, one of Dubai's most prominent businessmen, said after arriving at the venue in Manama and embracing two American rabbis.
Expectations for success are low. Jordan and Egypt, the only Arab states to have reached peace with Israel, have sent deputy finance ministers. "The "Peace to Prosperity" plan is a framework for a brighter, more prosperous future for the Palestinian people and the region and a vision of what is possible if there is peace".
The United Nations and most nations back the two-state solution and it has underpinned every peace plan for decades.
In Gaza, businesses closed doors in a general strike called by the ruling Islamist Hamas group and other factions.
In the West Bank on the outskirts of Ramallah, where a small crowd of protesters was dispersed by Israeli troops firing tear gas, Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa Barghouti said: "There can be no economic solution as a substitute for our freedom".
Palestinian leaders, who have refused to engage with the Trump administration accusing it of being the most biased towards Israel in U.S. history, have also been scathing about its prospects of success.
Trump has taken an unapologetically pro-Israel line during his presidency, with moves including his controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in late 2017.
The Swiss player converted the first with bruising backhands, and she had a chance to serve for the match. The win was just the second title in the 20-year-old's career, a promising sign ahead of Wimbledon.
During the chat Etika asked, "When should I have my next mental break down ya'll?" to which someone answered, "June 20". Etika was a YouTuber who was best known for building up a fan base through the Nintendo community.
Michael Scott Moore, who was held hostage by Somali pirates for three years, tweeted "Somali pirates gave me toothpaste & soap". Jason Rezaian, who spent 544 days in an Iranian prison, had a similar sentiment.
Jeremy Kyle, however, was notably absent and refused to meet with MPs. "The network has been very transparent though". Mr Collins explained: "If it wasn't for the lie-detector test, we might not be sitting here today".
I am confident that at the very moment they're ready to truly engage with us we'll be able to begin these conversations. The U.S. already has sanctioned more than 80% of Iran's economy, according to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.
We fight together to fight these creatures. "Because when Thanos snaps his fingers, these creatures come from other dimensions". Are you excited to see Tom Holland suit as Spider-Man again? Let us know in the comments!
Karisma Kapoor rings in 45th birthday in London
A video doing the rounds on social media shows Arjun and Malaika getting out of the same vehicle and entering the airport. India's favourite music channels 9XM, 9X Jalwa, 9X Jhakaas, 9X Tashan, 9XO are available Free-To-Air.
AbbVie nears deal to buy Allergan for more than $60 billion
AbbVie shares were trading down 10.5 per cent at $70.50, while Allergan shares were up almost 28.4 per cent in early trading. Investors have also questioned Saunders' growth plans beyond acquisitions and the quality of the company's drug pipeline.
Eto’o urges Salah to join Barca
That's because, per Eto'o , Barcelona would suit him better. "He has everything to be one of the best players in the world". SunSport revealed earlier this month that Salah was one of four Liverpool stars included in the world's most expensive XI.