This post is about that ever elusive “Peace Plan” that has been promised by Trump and his ilk for the Middle East…in June a meeting was held (there is always a meeting being held)……
Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump has said he wants to strike a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Details about his on-again, off-again peace plan are sparse. Washington recently unveiled the economic component of its vision, which will be discussed at the Peace to Prosperity workshop in Bahrain this week. But neither the Israeli government nor the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) will be there.
What do the countries involved think of the latest attempt to resolve one of the world’s thorniest diplomatic challenges?
Trump’s self entitled the “Deal of the Century” has been released (sort of)…….
The so-called “Deal of the Century” would see a trilateral agreement signed between Israel, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Hamas, with the establishment of a Palestinian state branded “New Palestine” on the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Now that you have the details (as much as we can give the reader)……but all the optimism has come to a raging abrupt HALT…….
A bi-partisan move has put a dagger in that deal….
The United States Congress has rejected a request from the White House for $175m in funds that would go towards pushing the Trump administration’s Middle East “peace plan”.
In a bipartisan decision on Monday, lawmakers rejected having funds be set aside in the government’s 2020 budget.
In a section devoted to the Middle East, a Congressional document stated: “The agreement does not provide $175,000,000 for a Diplomatic Progress Fund, as proposed in the House report.”
The Trump administration’s “deal of the century” plan for the future of Israel and Palestine has faced one obstacle after another since inception, including a complete boycott by Palestinian officials.
The plan calls for $50bn in regional investments over 10 years, with $28bn going to the Palestinian territories – the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip – as well as $7.5bn to Jordan, $9bn to Egypt and $6n for Lebanon.
Did you see that…BI-PARTISAN!
Well “back to the drawing board” as they say……
But good news for Jared….he gets to travel on the taxpayers dime and do god knows what for this country.
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“lego ergo scribo”