White House official Jared Kushnerâs Middle East peace plan âonce included a massive land swap proposal in which the Palestinians would get Jordanian land and Jordan would get Saudi Arabian landâ, reported the Times of Israel.
The claims are made as part of a new book published this week called âKushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trumpâ, authored by British-born journalist Vicky Ward.
In a chapter on US President Donald Trumpâs first foreign trip, Ward wrote that âSaudi Arabia wasâŚ the key to Kushnerâs burgeoning Middle East peace planâ.
âWhat Kushner wanted, according to multiple people who saw drafts of the plan, was for the Saudis and Emiratis to provide economic assistance to the Palestinians.â
âThere were plans for an oil pipeline from Saudi Arabia to Gaza, where refineries and a shipping terminal could be built. The profits would create desalination plants, where Palestinians could find work, addressing the high unemployment rate.â
In addition, âthe plan also entailed land swaps, so that Jordan would give land to the Palestinian territories. In return, Jordan would get land from Saudi Arabia, and that country would get back two Red Sea islands it gave Egypt to administer in 1950.â
The presidentâs special envoy for Mideast peace Jason Greenblatt tweeted that âno one who has seen the plan would spread misinformation like that. Whoever made these claims has bad info.â