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US' Middle East peace plan most likely to be stillborn

Covering only economic issues, it has been spurned by Arab states

Mr Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of United States President Donald Trump and Special Envoy for Peace in the Middle East, has shown that he writes well.

Last Saturday, just before the start of an economic conference in Bahrain, the White House released his vision for Palestine. The plan, called Peace To Prosperity, represented "the most ambitious and comprehensive international effort for the Palestinian people to date", the 40-page document touted.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2019, with the headline 'US' Mid-East peace plan most likely to be stillborn'. Print Edition | Subscribe