Thursday, August 1, 2019

PEACE PROCESS UPDATES

Yesterday, 7/31:

Kushner meets Jordan king for talks on Mideast peace plan

So far, the Trump plan is to address economic incentives for the Palestinians, which this outline was launched at the Bahrain conference in June, a conference the Palestinians refused to attend. In yesterday's meeting, apparently King Jordan stressed his support for the two-state solution. The article does not outline any commitments or outcomes of yesterday's meeting, only that there was a meeting.

Also yesterday, Kushner and his team met with Benjamin Netanyahu:

JPOST: Jared Kushner meets with Netanyahu in Israel as U.S. doubles down on peace plan

According to the above JPost article, the meetings are not over yet:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Wednesday evening with senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, who is on a tour of five Middle East countries before Washington decides on the next step following June’s economic workshop in Bahrain.

Arutz Sheva is reporting that President Trump himself will host a meeting at Camp David before the Israeli elections in September to discuss his peace plan proposal. The article does not mention the date of this future meeting, nor who will attend. However, the article does state some of the topics that will be presented.

Trump will present the deal without going into binding details. He will say yes to a Palestinian entity, but not necessarily to a state, and will also say yes to a Palestinian presence in eastern Jerusalem but not necessarily to it being a capital.

ARUTZ SHEVA: Trump to lead peace conference at Camp David

As "Stage 1" of President Trump's peace plan deals with economic incentives, it might be important to watch our economic news here in America. I posted some links yesterday (coincidentally, as I did not know about the meetings). Here are a couple more economic news articles.

AUG 1: US Futures Rebound From Post-Powell Tantrum As Dollar Juggernaut Continues

JULY 31: “The Stock Market Started To Fall In July…”