Trump's 'Peace Deal of the Century' Team
The White House expects the Palestinian Authority to join Trumpís plan, even though at the moment Greenblatt, Kushner, and Vice President Mike Pence, are boycotted by Ramallah.
by David Israel, JewishPress.com
August 4, 2018
Ambassador David Friedman and envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, June 22, 2018.
Possibly as part of President Donald Trump's attempt to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace, anonymous US officials have told the Associated Press that the administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team that would usher in that ďDeal of the CenturyĒ for Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
According to the Associated Press, the National Security Council has been asking other agencies for volunteers to join the team, which will be made up of three components: one for the dealís political and security aspects; one for economic improvements; and one for strategic communications.
An NSC official told the Associated Press that Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, who have been roaming the Middle East in search of ideas and promises of cooperation for Trumpís promised deal, are ďexpanding their team and the resources available as they finalize the details and rollout strategy of the peace initiative.Ē
The White House expects the Palestinian Authority to join Trumpís mysterious plan, even though at the moment Greenblatt, Kushner, and any other White House official, including Vice President Mike Pence, are boycotted by Ramallah. Prime Minister Netanyahu, for his part, has already expressed his willingness to cooperate with the administration, but cannot be expected to eagerly support concessions, leading as he does the most rightwing coalition government in Israelís history.
According to the Associated Press report, it comes down to money: President Trump believes that the Arab side is so strapped for economic aid, they would sign anything for a bit of promised prosperity.