Kushner’s Middle East peace pitch fails before it even starts

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Kushner’s Middle East peace pitch fails before it even starts

His plan has not found purchase among suspicious Palestinians, even those who haven't read it

Raf Sanchez

When Donald Trump first met Kim Jong-un in Singapore in 2018, he showed the North Korean ruler a breathless four-minute film trailer made especially for the occasion. A Hollywood-style narrator urged the young dictator to seize the opportunity of peace with the US.

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, will apparently repeat the trick this week in Bahrain where he will begin laying out his long-delayed plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

The Bahrain summit will open on Tuesday with a video entitled Imagining a prosperous Middle East Region, according to a leaked draft schedule. But there is one problem. While Kim was in the room to see the video meant for him, there will be no Israeli or Palestinian officials in Bahrain to see the White House’s latest film...

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