US, Bahrain to Host Palestinian Economic Conference

US Navy the USS Abraham Lincoln sails in the Arabian Sea near the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge

Palestinian officials will not attend a US-led conference in Bahrain next month created to draw investment to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Reuters reports.

Trump's Middle East team, led by his son-in-law Jared Kushner and regional envoy Jason Greenblatt, appears intent on focusing initially on potential economic benefits, despite deep skepticism among experts that they can succeed where decades of USA -backed efforts have failed.

A senior White House official said Sunday the plan calls for substantial investments in the Gaza economy, but that investments there will require a "stable" cease-fire agreement to remain in place.

Palestinian officials will not attend the conference, Social Development Minister Ahmed Majdalani said. Palestinian Authority officials, who have complained that White House favors Israel, severed ties with the Trump administration following several actions targeting them.

The Trump administration has been working on its peace plan for many months.

US Supreme Court Give Go Signal For Apple Antritrust Case To Proceed
To protect its interest, Apple has referred to a precedent ruling that was established by the Supreme Court in 1977. Apple is also under scrutiny by Dutch antitrust authorities over complaints about commissions in European markets.

But the announcement of the investors workshop appears to set the stage for a sequenced release of the plan, starting with the economic plan in late June and later, at some time not yet clear, the political proposals.

Kushner spoke about the deal earlier this month and said he aims to open up a line of communication between Israelis and Palestinians.

Chief among the Palestinians' concerns is whether the plan will meet their core demand of calling for them to have an independent state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip - territory Israel captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

"All efforts to make the oppressor and the oppressed coexist are doomed to fail", Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian diplomat and negotiator, said. Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, envoy of global negotiations, have been leading efforts to write the plan, but so far, there's been no participation from the Palestinians.

Mr Trump closed the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington and stopped funding the United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees, slashing hundreds of millions of dollars in aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza and for Palestinians displaced across the region, and cut funding to hospitals in Jerusalem that serve Palestinians. The plan, which has been two years in the making, envisions large-scale investment and infrastructure work in the Palestinian territories.

Aston Villa vs. West Bromwich Albion - Football Match Report
The on-loan striker scored his 24th goal of the season in Saturday's first leg defeat before he was sent off. He said: "West Brom came with a gameplan to sit behind the ball and they capitalised on a mistake from us".

The Trump administration has sought to enlist support from Arab governments.

While he says both Israelis and Palestinians will have to make compromises, the United States will not jeopardize Israel's security.

US officials have predicted that the event will include representatives and business executives from Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as some finance ministers.

Finance ministers, but not foreign ministers, will be invited along with delegations of business leaders. It said the conference will not address the contentious political aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, such as final borders, and the status of Jerusalem and Palestinian refugees.

Tim Conway, actor on 'The Carol Burnett Show', dies at 85
Conan O'Brien said "no one made me laugh harder" growing up than Conway, whom he called a "sweets and effortlessly amusing man". Conway started on the show as a guest star in its first season in 1967 but did not officially become a regular until 1975.

Related News:

  • Crossbow murder mystery deepens as two more bodies are found in Germany

    Crossbow murder mystery deepens as two more bodies are found in Germany

    Early on Saturday morning, the maid found a dead man and women holding hands on the bed, while the third lay dead on the floor . The three arrived in the evening the day before the tragedy and reportedly wanted to stay three nights without breakfast.
    Constance Wu explains Twitter rant

    Constance Wu explains Twitter rant

    Sometimes even my closest friends are baffled at how I could value artistic challenge/difficulties over success/happiness. An ABC spokesman declined comment, and a Wu representative didn't immediately respond to an email.
    United Kingdom  minister warns about protest votes at European Union  elections

    United Kingdom minister warns about protest votes at European Union elections

    Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said another vote will be a "betrayal" and described the talks as being in a "crunch week". The poll, which asked 2,004 for their views, also asked participants which party they would back in a general election.
  • Pelicans Roster & Lineup With Zion Williamson Updated for 2019

    Pelicans Roster & Lineup With Zion Williamson Updated for 2019

    The Memphis Grizzlies will pick No. 2, the New York Knicks No. 3, the Los Angeles Lakers No. 4 and the Cleveland Cavaliers No. 5. Barrett), and still have the cap space and allure to draw marquee free agents such as oh, I don't know, Kevin Durant.
    Trump order clears way for barring Huawei from U.S. telecommunications networks

    Trump order clears way for barring Huawei from U.S. telecommunications networks

    But it will affect small, rural carriers, some 25 percent of which use either Huawei or ZTE equipment in their networks. In December, Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Canada on suspicion of violating US sanctions concerning Iran.
    Hodeidah pullout going as planned, says UN

    Hodeidah pullout going as planned, says UN

    A United Nations source told Reuters on Saturday that the RCC would announce its assessment of the Houthi redeployment next week. Coalition forces, now massed 4km from Hodeidah port on the edges of the city, are to retreat 1km from two flashpoint districts.
  • Threatening tornado outbreak, flash flooding doable Monday in Southern Plains

    Threatening tornado outbreak, flash flooding doable Monday in Southern Plains

    However, the atmosphere will begin to lose some of the ingredients that are needed to have widespread intense severe weather. Two to 4 inches of rain is expected to fall on already saturated ground across the Central Plains and Upper Midwest.
    Barr Tabs Special Prosecutor to Look Into Origins of Russia Hoax

    Barr Tabs Special Prosecutor to Look Into Origins of Russia Hoax

    Huber, the United States attorney in Utah, is also examining aspects of the investigation, the Times reported . Durham is a career prosecutor who was nominated for his post as USA attorney in CT by Trump.
    Trump aide Kudlow acknowledges USA  consumers pay for tariffs, not China

    Trump aide Kudlow acknowledges USA consumers pay for tariffs, not China

    The president suggested that manufacturers who make goods in China could shift production to other countries to avoid the tariffs. On Friday May 10, 2019 President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on $200 billion (€178 billion) worth of Chinese goods.
  • Wall St shudders as trade war intensifies

    Wall St shudders as trade war intensifies

    Investor confidence that the two sides were close to a resolution had helped push the market to its best yearly start in decades. The administration followed through on Friday, increasing tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion of Chinese goods.
    Jury orders Monsanto to pay $2bn to couple in Roundup cancer case

    Jury orders Monsanto to pay $2bn to couple in Roundup cancer case

    Glyphosate , the basic component in Roundup, was found to be the cause of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in both Alva and Alberta Pilliod. People who are not farm workers or groundskeepers are being exposed to the cancer-causing chemical.
    Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

    Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

    In the US, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now investigating Facebook's handling of user data and potential privacy violations. After Mark's congressional testimony previous year , there should have been calls for him to truly reckon with his mistakes.


Most liked

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: Jaime Lannister curse revealed
He broke down in tears as her body fell limp in his arms before her remaining dragon , Drogon, came to take her body away. Let's start with Brienne of Tarth , who was knighted in Episode 802, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms".

MPs To Vote On Theresa May's Brexit Vote AGAIN Next Month
Her own Brexit minister on Wednesday admitted the withdrawal agreement would be "dead" if rejected again. He told the Press Association "I just don't follow the logic" of bringing the deal back to the Commons.

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United have multiple problems
United won just two of their last nine league games and finished in sixth, outside the Champions League positions. I don't talk for Paul, whether he stays or leaves, but when you have negativity around you, you should leave.

Oil Prices Rise After Drone Attack Of Pumping Station In Saudi Arabia
Energy Department said on Monday that it was confident global oil markets are well supplied. "We'll see what happens with Iran ". Scarce information about the nature of the alleged attacks has been made available, however.

Woman faces murder charges after allegedly pushing senior off a bus
The video helped Vegas police identify and arrest suspect Cadesha Michelle Bishop, 25, according to a criminal complaint. Court records show that Bishop was convicted twice, in 2014 and 2015, of misdemeanor domestic battery charges.

Government Brexit talks with Labour face deadline
Anger at the Brexit morass is fueling support for smaller parties ahead of a European Parliament election next week. Independence Party (though suffering net losses overall) made some gains in areas that had voted heavily to leave.

China to impose tariffs on U.S. goods despite Trump warning
President Trump objects to China's disregard for the rules of global trade, a view dominant among economists and business leaders. Trump said repeatedly that China " broke the deal " the two sides had been working toward over the past several months.

Beilein expected to talk to Bickerstaff about coaching role with Cavs
Now, Beilein will look to utilize his fantastic skills as a developer of talent to turn a rebuilding young team into a contender. The Athletic's Joe Vardon reports the Cavs' interviewing of Beilein was one of the few candidates not disclosed to the media.

Disney takes over Hulu; streaming fight
In three years, NBCUniversal can terminate most of its licensing agreements with Hulu , if it chooses. And that's not to mention all the R-rated Fox films that can be put on Hulu instead of Disney+.

Was this prophecy about Cersei Lannister fulfilled on Game of Thrones?
While Jaime's decision surprised Headey herself, she said the choice directly impacted how to play her final moments as Cersei. This week's episode, The Bells , in which she truly breaks bad has been the worst-received of the entire series.

Eden Hazard’s Real Madrid move to be confirmed after Europa League final
Chelsea are reportedly interested in Coutinho as a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Eden Hazard . Yes, I told the club a couple of weeks ago".

Britain Warns of Conflict 'by Accident' in Gulf
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo boards a plane before departing from London Stansted Airport, north of London, Monday, May 9, 2019.

Man who won $1.6m on Tiger Woods makes insane new bet
Hadwin has made just three starts since the end of March with a tie for 13th in New Orleans his best finish in that trio. From No. 1 Dustin Johnson through to Max Homa at 100, it's a powerful lineup for the year's second major .

Manchester City Won the Battle, But Liverpool Can Still Win the War
Last month, Van Dijk, who joined Liverpool from Southampton for £75 million last January, won the PFA Player of the Year award . Arsenal beat Burnley 3-1 while fellow Europa League finalists Chelsea were held to a goalless draw at Leicester Ciry.

Monster Hunter World Free Trial Out Now On PS4
This is open to you in the Monster Hunter World demo this week but you will need an active PS Plus account. Defeating the monster will grant the Nergigante gamma armour.