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Greenblatt: Economic plan will not move forward without a political agreement

Greenblatt: Economic plan will not move forward without a political agreement

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Gaza Post – Gaza

"Jared Kushner’s economic plan will not move forward without an Israeli-Palestinian political agreement," US President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, said in a TV interview.

Greenblatt said, "Jared Kushner and a very skilled team from the US government put forth this $50 billion plan to help Palestinians, Jordanians, Egyptians, and the Lebanese. But none of it will work unless there’s a political plan that both sides, the Israelis and the Palestinians agree to.

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The US envoy went on saying "I think people are manipulating answers given by officials about the Bahrain conference."

Adding, "There are spoilers out there that are saying that this is nothing other than a bribe to the Palestinians."

Greenblatt was also opposed to the description of the US as a “mediator”, saying that his country is rather a “peace facilitator”.

“When I sit with ordinary Palestinians, they may disagree with our US policy, they may disagree with certain things that I say, but they are very realistic and warm and welcoming to the discussion." Greenblatt pointed out.

"Palestinian Authority (PA) unfortunately is not welcoming to the discussion. You can’t create peace based on that attitude," he confirmed.

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