Kushner: An economic pathway is a 'necessary precondition for peace'

June 25, 2019 19:50
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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said that prosperity for the Palestinians is not possible without a fair political solution but that agreement on an economic pathway forward was a necessary precondition for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Kushner was speaking at the opening of a workshop in Bahrain to showcase the economic portion of Washington's long-awaited Arab-Israeli peace plan, a $50 billion (37.24 billion pounds) development blueprint unveiled this week that has faced sharp criticism from Palestinians and Arabs across the region.

Kushner, the son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, said the political component of the plan would not be discussed at the event.

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