New way is needed because world moves forward bu Palestinians remain behind.

Peace in the Middle East can only be achieved if it comes with a pathway for people to improve their lives, US President Donald Trump’s top adviser Jared Kushner said in Bahrain on Tuesday, in explaining why his team is rolling out the economic chapter of their Mideast peace vision before the political one.

“One who is more hopeful and sees an opportunity for his or her family will put energy into pursuing opportunity, instead of blaming others for their current misfortune,” Kushner said. “That is why agreeing on an economic pathway forward is a necessary precondition to what has previously been an unsolvable political situation.”

Addressing a few hundred government and business officials from around the world gathered in the ballroom of the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel – including the Arab world – Kushner said that for “too long the Palestinians were trapped in an ineffective framework of the past.”

He said the Peace to Prosperity framework that the administration released on Saturday and which is the focus of the current workshop, “is a modern framework for a prosperous future, a vision of what is possible with peace.”

MORE: https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/US-launches-economic-part-of-Middle-East-peace-plan-Palestinians-unhappy-593672

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