Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu says he would give US President Trump's Middle East peace plan fair and open consideration, while Palestinian President Abbas rejects the proposal.
Lebanon Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says $50 billion plan can't lure Beirut into settling Palestinian refugees who must have the right of return. Meanwhile, Palestinian President Abbas says "Bahrain conference will fail."
Both Hamas and Palestine Liberation Organization say there can be no prosperity "under Israeli occupation" while charging pro-Israel Trump of seeking to buy off Palestinians and deprive them of an independent state.
Qatari FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani urges both sides to find a compromise and begin negotiations, warns against imposing US-led "deal of the century" on the Palestinians.
Solidarity will not bring justice for the Palestinians at a time when they have been abandoned by their neighbours.
The Saudi-hosted summit condemned the "transfer of embassies of the United States and Guatemala to Jerusalem" and urged all members to "boycott" countries that have opened diplomatic missions in the city, a statement said.
Trump's adviser Jared Kushner holds talks with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of US-led conference on economic aspects of Washington's controversial "deal of the century" in Bahrain next month.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner hopes to drum up support for the economic aspects of his "deal of the century," a controversial backchannel plan to reach peace between Palestinians and Israelis.
Experts do not think that the Bahrain “economic workshop” could produce anything good to address the Palestinian conflict except galvanising regional cooperation among Israel’s Arab allies.
US President Trump proposes overhauling immigration system to favour young, educated, English-speaking applicants instead of people with family ties to Americans, a plan that faces an uphill battle in Congress.
The Saudis and Emiratis have the ear of the US president and are likely pushing for a confrontation with Iran - but they might end up disappointed as the 'America First' president does not have an appetite for war.
If the so-called 'Deal of the Century' goes through bearing any resemblance to the details that have been leaked - it won't be the first time the region's borders have been drawn with complete disregard for the region's inhabitants.
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