The “Bahrain Conference,” the first leg of the so-called “The Palestine peace plan” prepared by U.S. President Donald Trump’s chief advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, ended without much fanfare.
And to put it in a nutshell, it envisages a $50 billion investment over 10 years as part of an economic plan for Palestine.
The Palestinians strongly reject the plan because it does not include a “two-state solution. Netanyahu is comfortable because he gets everything he wants from Trump. The Saudis and the Emirates are in actual alliance with Israel against Iran. The “Palestinian issue” has lost its importance to these regimes.
The Palestinians boycotted the conference, which was held on June 25-26, saying, “Palestine is not for sale”. Palestinians say freedom first, homeland first, state first, dignity first, then economy ”. Because the Palestinians did not participate in the conference, the White House did not invite Israel.
Therefore, the participants of the conference in Bahrain fooled and played themselves.
A day after the re Bahrain Conference, the “Israel Hayom” newspaper held a forum in Jerusalem entitled “Israel-US Relations forum. This pro-Netanyahu newspaper belongs to Sheldon Adelson, one of the generous financiers of Trump's 2016 Presidential Campaign. Adelson, known as the “King of Casinos” in the United States, is one of the most powerful figures behind Trump's Israeli policy. Let us remind you that Trump's Palestinian Plan was also leaked to this newspaper.
Adelson's wife, Miriam, and former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley were among the outstanding participants of the Forum. Miriam Adelson also interviewed Nikki Haley, who in all but name served as the Israeli ambassador to the UN. Miriam Adelson asked Trump to be canonized in her article published on June 27 in the newspaper Israel Hayom. In her article titled The Time of Miracles, Adelson dreams of seeing a “Trump Book” in the “Bible”. In the same article, Miriam Adelson refers to the “Book of Esther“ in the Torah. The Books of Esther describes how the Jewish Queen of Persia, Esther, rescued Jews in Iran from a massacre 2500 years ago . In her article, Adelson goes on to ask, "Would it be too much to pray that one day we can have a Trump book in the Bible as the Jews had the Book of Esther, which celebrated the liberation of the ancient Persians?”
American Christian-Zionist Evangelicals often make such analogies about Trump. Stating that Trump enjoys extensive support in Israel, Adelson admonishes American Jews for not giving Trump the support he deserves. Adelson wants Jews to support Trump in 2020. Trump also calls on Jews to vote for Republicans on the grounds that the Democratic Party have turned into an anti-Israel party.
Netanyahu, who published an article in Israel Hayom the same day as Adelson, also praised Trump. Netanyahu, Jared Kushner, Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt and U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, pledged unwavering commitment to Israel's vital interests and security needs.
According to Netanyahu, who pointed out that overt and covert ties with Israel and the leading states of the Arab world are developing, these partnerships are a striking change that recognizes that Israel contributes to the security, stability and prosperity of the Middle East!
In his speech at the forum, he argued that the “Bahrain Conference” was a great idea, and said they wanted to institutionalize the growing alliance between Israel and the ’moderate’ Arab states.
By putting money on the table, Trump's so-called peace plan reduces Palestinians who want a free homeland to a weak party in a controversial real estate lawsuit. While the “moderate” Arab regimes that support this plan, which insults the Palestinians, are adding yet another chapter to the chronicles of “historical betrayal.”