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Palestinian businessman Bashar Masri declines invite to Kushner’s Bahrain ‘workshop’

"It's not going to lead to anything but damage to the Palestinian cause"

Photo courtesy of Rawabi

Photo courtesy of Rawabi

Bashar Masri, Palestinian billionaire and founder of the West Bank city Rawabi, tells Jewish Insider he was invited to the Bahrain summit hosted by the Trump administration on June 25th but won’t attend.

“I am not attending as I believe such a workshop without the full coordination and leadership of our political system is not going to lead to anything but damage to the Palestinian cause,” Masri told Jewish Insider. “We certainly have lots of internal issues to deal with but are capable of leading and improving our economy. Our main problem is with external obstacles and interference.”