US President Donald Trump's special envoy, Jared Kushner, is set to unveil some guidelines of the US peace plan at the conference. Haaretz reported that Kushner and Greenblatt will meet with the rulers of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates - three countries that could play a key role in supporting efforts to strengthen the Palestinian economy. Even though the officials will not address the administration's vision for a political settlement, the presentations will be the most significant to date of the administration's closely held peace plan.
Kushner, who is not expected to visit Israel on this trip, is reportedly the driver in the administration behind a deepening alliance between the US and Saudi Arabia.
'As noted we have asked the Palestinian Authority to send representatives to this event, ' the U.S. official said. Its officials have vigorously denied allegedly leaked accounts of its dimensions, although they have said it will have a detailed economic component aimed at improving Palestinian living conditions. The economic plan is widely expected to include worldwide funding proposals for the impoverished Gaza Strip.
"They're not going to support the economic plan without making sure they also support the political plan, and we recognise that".
The visit will focus on the economic aspects of the plan, and leave out the politics, the officials said.
The Palestinian Authority has castigated the move, declared the U.S. no longer an honest broker in negotiations, and rejected any plan the White House may come out with, with PA President Mahmoud Abbas calling it the "slap of the century".
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has declared his refusal to discuss any proposed American peace plan because President Trump had recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but perhaps being given eastern Jerusalem would induce him to rejoin the peace process.
The highly anticipated peace proposal is expected to be released after the Israeli elections on April 9.
During the discussion with Borge Brende, president of the World Economic Forum, he is expected to give an update on the peace effort and what the administration hopes to accomplish in coming weeks and months.
Beforehand, Kushner, Greenblatt and other administration officials will travel to the Warsaw conference on the Mideast on February 13-14 and meet with foreign officials regarding the peace plan.