Palestinian presence at Middle East meeting not a negotiation: U.S

White House officials set to rally support for Middle East peace plan

Kushner to visit Middle East to garner backing for peace plan

Palestinian officials have been invited to a United States conference on the Middle East hosted by Poland next week, a senior.

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner will embark on a tour of the Middle East this month to promote the president's long-awaited peace plan.

Senior adviser Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, the special representative for worldwide negotiations, will offer up the details to their counterparts during a weeklong trip at the end of the month to Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, the senior White House officials said.

Kushner and Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt will spend a week in Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar and possibly two other countries (We're in Bahrain, it must be Tuesday).

The plan revolves around a proposal that foresees major infrastructure and industrial work, particularly in the besieged Gaza Strip.

While this trip will not focus on the political components of the peace plan, officials said Arab leaders will be hesitant to accept the economic aspects if they don't know the political aspects.

Men who have smoked marijuana are more fertile
Chan School of Public Health, said: "Our findings were contrary to what we hypothesised at the start of the study". They found no significant difference in sperm concentrations between current and former marijuana smokers.

For the plan to succeed or even pass the starting gate, it will need at least initial buy-in from both Israel and the Palestinians as well as from the Gulf Arab states, which officials say will be asked to substantially bankroll the economic portion.

The joint US-Polish conference, which was first announced last month by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, will be held on February 13 and 14 and host ministers from across the globe.

In a statement Thursday the Palestinian foreign ministry labelled the meeting "an American conspiracy meant to get the participants to adopt the USA views on issues of the region, particularly the Palestine question".

Kushner, who is U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, will also take part, the official said, and he "will discuss the administration's efforts to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians and also take questions from the audience".

The Palestinian Authority has castigated the move, declared the USA no longer an honest broker in negotiations, and rejected any plan the White House may come out with, with PA President Mahmoud Abbas calling it the "slap of the century".

Latest News