Monday, June 10, 2019

庫什納、格林布拉特 訪問摩洛哥國王開始推動和平進程





“感謝陛下為您舉辦了一個特別的晚會,並分享了您的智慧。摩洛哥是美國的重要朋友和盟友,”格林布拉特補充說。 白宮正在海灣國家巴林推動6月25日至26日的一次會議,作為期待已久的中東和平計劃的第一階段,該計劃設想在巴勒斯坦領土進行大規模投資和基礎設施建設,其中大部分由富有的阿拉伯國家提供資金。

庫什納上週宣佈了巴林會議的計劃,並表示將把重點放在經濟問題和對巴領土的投資上。 但美國官員說,巴林會議將不包括衝突的核心政治問題:巴勒斯坦國的邊界、耶路撒冷的地位、巴勒斯坦難民的命運或以色列的安全要求。 白宮說,除了摩洛哥,目前庫什納·格里布拉特的任務還包括在約旦、以色列以及歐洲的停留。

約旦和埃及尚未宣佈參加會議的計劃。目前,美國人把希望寄託在沙特阿拉伯領導的富有的海灣國家身上,希望他們的地區影響力和財政資源能夠使會議取得成功。 沙特、阿拉伯聯合酋長國和卡塔爾以及東道主巴林都接受了出席的邀請。 巴勒斯坦人不會參加巴林會議。

The two senior Trump aides met with King Mohammed VI ahead of a conference in Bahrain scheduled for June. 

By World Israel News Staff and AP

U.S. presidential special adviser Jason Greenblatt is heralding a gathering with Moroccan officials on Tuesday that he and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner attended as the two senior U.S. aides work to garner support for a conference next month on providing economic support for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

“Honored to share an Iftar this evening with His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, and Jared Kushner,” Greenblatt tweeted. The Iftar is the meal at the conclusion of the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “Thank you to His Majesty for a special evening and for sharing your wisdom. Morocco is an important friend and ally of the United States,” Greenblatt added.

The White House is promoting a June 25-26 conference in the Gulf state of Bahrain as the first phase of its long-awaited Mideast peace plan, which envisions large-scale investment and infrastructure work, much of it funded by wealthy Arab countries, in the Palestinian territories. Kushner announced the plans for the Bahrain conference last week, saying it would focus on economic issues and investment in the PA territories. But American officials say the Bahrain conference will not include the core political issues of the conflict: borders of a Palestinian state, the status of Jerusalem, the fate of Palestinian refugees, or Israeli security demands.

The White House says that, in addition to Morocco, the current Kushner-Greeblatt mission includes stops in Jordan and Israel, as well as Europe. Jordan and Egypt have not announced their plans for participation in the conference. For now, the Americans are pinning their hopes on wealthy Gulf states, led by Saudi Arabia, hoping their regional influence and financial resources can make the conference a success. The Saudis, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, along with host Bahrain, have accepted invitations to attend.

The Palestinians will not attend the Bahrain meeting. “The deal of the century [Trump’s peace plan] or the deal of shame will go to hell, with God’s will, and the economic project they are working on next month will go to hell too,” Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas said this week, adding that “whoever wants to solve the Palestinian issue must start with the political issue, not by selling the illusions of billions” of dollars.

Palestinian officials have called on Arab countries not to attend the Bahrain workshop. Abbas is expected to step up those calls at two events later this week in Saudi Arabia.

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