Manama conference ‘resoundingly naive’

This week’s economic conference in Manama, ostensibly a first step towards US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century”, will serve only to bolster normalisation between Israel and Arab Gulf states, experts say. With Palestinians absent from the table in the Bahraini capital, few are optimistic about the US plan to attract investments and build a “framework for a¬†prosperous future” in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. ‚Ķ