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Netanyahu Cabinet Debates Peace Incentive Offer to Palestinians - Bloomberg
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet debated offering Palestinians a series of economic incentives for reviving peace talks as they waited for U.S. President Donald Trump to arrive and reveal his plans for addressing the Middle East conflict.
Netanyahu opened the meeting Sunday with the message that Israel would welcome the American leader “with open arms,” while discussions would focus on strengthening security ties and “how to
advance peace,” according to an emailed statement. Trump is coming to Israel after two days in Saudi Arabia, where he signed multi-billion dollar deals in defense, energy and infrastructure, and urged Muslim leaders to combat terrorism.
By nightfall Sunday, the Israeli cabinet was still discussing whether to follow up with a package of steps that would include easing travel between the West Bank and Jordan, developing more job-producing industrial zones, and boosting the quantity of goods flowing into the Gaza Strip. Members of Netanyahu’s coalition government have expressed their concerns that entering new peace talks would force Israel to give up territory and curtail construction in West Bank settlements.
“The Trump administration is focused on materially enhancing the quality of life and the economy for the Palestinians,” Michael Oren, a parliament member who works as an adviser at the prime minister’s office, said in an interview. “They don’t see economic peace as a substitute for real peace, but they see it as setting an agenda that would make conditions conducive toward peace.”................
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