Jerusalem, June 19: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has on Tuesday said Israelis will attend a conference slated to take place next week in Bahrain regarding the US’ Middle East peace plan.
According to Dawn news reports, during an event in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu said, “An important conference will soon be held in Bahrain and Israelis will of course participate.”
The United States President Donald Trump’s administration has organized a two-day conference scheduled to take place on June 25-26 in Manama, Bahrain, for the launch of the economic component of the US middle east plan.
“We welcome American attempts to provide regional solutions for a better future,” Netanyahu said.
Jared Kushner, White House senior advisor and Trump’s son-in-law, has been drafting the peace plan but reportedly has been strongly opposed by Palestinians in advance, who expects proposal was in favour of Israel.
The peace plan aimed at offering economic opportunities for the Palestinians but Kushner has indicated no international call will be made for the establishment of a Palestine state.
On Monday, Israel foreign minister Israel Katz said the nation would address the Bahrain conference. US regional allies – Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – have also announced they will be represented at the summit.
Moreover, the White House said Morocco, Jordan and Egypt will also attend the conference, although all these three nations have not yet confirmed their attendance.
The leadership of Palestinian have said it will attempt to boycott the American-led Middle East peace conference, as well as, numerous Palestinian businessmen have also expressed their disregard to the conference and US effort.
Since Trump recognized Jerusalem as the legit capital of Israel in December 2017, Palestine has boycotted the US presidential administration.
On Tuesday, media reported Israel would only be represented by its private businessmen.