The Palestinian Authority (PA) boycotted it, Hamas wasn’t invited and neither was Israel (MEES, 21 June). But Jared Kushner, chief architect of Washington’s ‘deal of the century’, still labelled the 25-26 Bahrain conference a “tremendous success.”

The so-called ‘Peace to Prosperity Workshop’ set out the economic part of a peace deal that would supposedly help resolve the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict. The plan envisages $50bn in investments for Palestine and surrounding countries to spur economic growth to support a political settlement – details of which are yet to be released. (CONTINUED - 213 WORDS)