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the trump administration is launching the first part of its Israeli Palestinian peace plan but two sides are glaringly absent from the party that is Israel and the Palestinians Jared Kushner the U. S. president son in law or an adviser is at the helm of the two day meeting meant to spur massive investment to boost the economy for the Palestinians the priest to prosperity vision is a modern framework for a brighter and more prosperous future , neither Israeli nor Palestinian leaders are attending the curtain raising in Bahrain , expectations hello the Arab governments who is supposed to bankroll the plan have strong misgivings as well first start this is just the economic bit but any plans for political resolution remain secret and that will make it tough for anyone to sign up right now , president Donald Trump himself concedes the economic plan can only be implemented if a political solution is reached something that has thwarted generations of international peace efforts and includes long standing and complex issues such as Palestinian demonstrative statehood on territory seized by Israel in nineteen sixty seven and the right of return for refugees Kushner said Tuesday that this deal will be closer to Israel's position than the Arab peace initiative which has been the Arab consensus on this issue since two thousand and two Israel says it's open to the plan and we'll hear route the trump administration the Palestinians though a showing no sign of stopping that boycott of the White House spurred in part by troops recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital thank you very much furious accusations of pro Israel bias , it's also not clear if the trump team plans to jettison the two state solution the backbone of every major peace proposal for decades it has repeatedly refused to commit to it