The US is hosting an “economic workshop” in Manama, Bahrain on June 25 and June 26. The event was originally intended as the launchpad for the economic part of the US plan for Israeli- Palestinians talks but a second election in Israel on September 17 has now delayed publication of the US plan which could ultimately be postponed until after the US election in 2020. One thing is clear, the Trump plan will be vastly different to previous US plans published by Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama.
This briefing examines the Trump administration’s approach compared to the positions of the last three US administrations on all the core issues: territory, security, refugees, Jerusalem, and mutual recognition.
Read the briefing below.