At last weeks Bahrain Conference, Jared Kushner called his Middle East peace plan the “opportunity of the century” for the Palestinians and the surrounding Arab countries in the Middle East.
The plan consists of $50 billion to go towards the real needs of the Palestinian people that will benefit everyone in the region
The plan seeks to double the gross domestic product (GDP) of Palestinians, create approximately one million jobs for Palestinians, reduce unemployment in the West Bank and Gaza from 30 percent to single digits, and halve the percentage of poverty among the Palestinian population.
The money will finance 179 economic projects in areas such as infrastructure, water, energy, telecommunications, tourism, and medical services. Of that total, 147 of the projects will be for the West Bank and Gaza, 15 for Jordan, 12 in Egypt and five in Lebanon.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has come out and rejected the proposal.
“It is absolutely impossible for us to have a positive approach to this,” Erdogan told Turkish journalists after the G20 summit that ended in Japan this weekend.
“We have always opposed the Bahrain summit. We say that Palestinian land is not for sale,” Erdogan was quoted as saying by the Turkish daily Yeni Safak.
The Turkish head of state regularly criticizes the Israeli policy and the Trump administration with regard to their policies in Middle East alestinian territories. Erdogan had strongly denounced the transfer of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last year.