Trump administration’s peace conference makes waves in Bahrain
Jewish Voice, June 28, 2019
Historic "Peace to Prosperity" conference inaugurates a bright future in the heart of the Arab world amidst Palestine ire
For month’s we’ve been watching the reactions of leaders throughout the Arab world leading up to the unveiling of the Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” that was presented in Bahrain this week (June 25 - 26, 2019).
The two-day international meeting was led by President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Leading up to the historic event, it had been billed as part one of the Trump administration’s blueprint to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
And while I thank God for orchestrating such an important event, the refusal of Palestinian leaders to participate is a clear indication of their unwillingness to listen. Or to even explore the potential for peace.
In fact, earlier this month, Palestinian leaders replied with venomous words and threats at the Trump administration for having the event, and towards the Arab countries agreeing to participate.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh recently said, “Any solution to the conflict in Palestine must be political, and based on ending the occupation. The current financial crisis is a result of a financial war waged against us and we will not succumb to blackmail and extortion and will not trade our national rights for money.”