Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is in Israel ahead of the Bahrain conference [File: Joshua Roberts/Reuters]

US President Donald Trump‘s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in Israel for the final leg of another Middle East tour before the scheduled meeting in the Bahraini capital of Manama where the economic aspect of the much-talked-about Israel-Palestine plan will finally be unveiled.

The “workshop” in Manama being organised as part of the so-called “deal of the century” pushed by the Trump administration will not discuss the political aspects of the conflict, and instead will seek to encourage investment in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Palestinian leadership, which has criticised the peace proposal, was not consulted about the Manama conference, which is not expected to address the core

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