The so-called deal of the century that the United States is going to present today is aimed at seeking alliances with its Gulf allies and Israel against Iran, according to analysts.
As far as ramping up the escalation against the Islamic Republic goes, Washington is trying to find an excuse for aggression, and it is trying to establish a basis for it in Manama, the capital of Bahrain.
Packaged in what is purportedly an economic proposal, the White House deal, in reality, favors its ally in Tel Aviv by quashing the legitimate goal of the Palestinian people to take back their country.
The U.S. officials, headed by the president’s chief advisor, Jared Kushner, are working to eliminate the historic Arab-Israeli conflict over the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
U.S. President Donald Trump has departed from the script, adopted by his predecessors since the 1948 invasion and occupation of Palestine by Israel, for finding a solution to this untenable situation.
According to leaks, in this way - with the promise to provide some $50 billion - they are seeking to buy the Arab world’s silence in the face of an unjust decision by the international community.
It is worth mentioning that, on the basis of a declaration by Lord Balfour of England in 1917, the UN gave Israel the right to the foundation of a state in Palestinian territory 30 years later.
For their part, the Palestinian National Authority will boycott the Peace for Prosperity conference. The United States is sponsoring the conference together with Bahrain, which is taking the same position as Lebanon and Iraq.
However, the Gulf powers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, will participate. It is not certain whether Kuwait, Oman and Qatar will be there, although Egypt and Jordan have confirmed their attendance.
Israel, which Bahrain does not recognize, has accepted the invitation, but the extent to which they will participate in the conference is unknown.
In the view of experts, the meeting will be worthless, since with Palestine not present and Tel Aviv represented by lower-level officials, any agreement about the central conflict will come to nothing.
Hussein Ibish, an analyst at the Arab Gulf States Institute, said that a conference on Palestine without Palestinians, and without even an official Israeli presence, is ridiculous.
“I think the Gulf countries are simply trying to win brownie points with the Trump administration, particularly at a time of heightened confrontation with Iran,” he said.
Meanwhile, Middle East scholar, Neil Patrick, claimed that the absence of Palestine will make no difference to Trump’s desire to strengthen a nascent but undeclared alliance between Israel and some Gulf States in opposition to Iran.
“In terms of the individual national security priorities of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, Iran has long been of greater importance to them than the almost extinct ideological pressure that Palestine once placed on the policies and behavior of all Arab state leaders,” the Carnegie Middle East Center analyst said.