President Trump’s special mid-East envoy Jason Greenblatt tweeted his support for the rail line Israel’s Minister of Transportation proposed during his historic visit to Oman, linking Israel’s ports on the Mediterranean to Jordan, Saudi Arabia & the Gulf States.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The Trump Administration has backed an Israeli plan to link Haifa with Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, hinting that it was in line with the US peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
US Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt tweeted his support for the rail line as Israeli Minister of Transportation and Intelligence Israel Katz made a historic visit to Oman to present its details to an international transportation event, the IRU World Congress. Continue Reading »
Neglecting coordination with Israel, EU concocts plans connecting Judea and Samaria to Gaza airports, seaports, and railway hubs going right through Israel.
– Israel’s Transportation Minister rejects EU’s partisan methodology out of hand.
By Mordechai Sones
The European Union has formulated a plan to establish a transportation infrastructure to connect Gaza to Judea and Samaria without informing or involving elements in Israel.
According to today’s report on Reshet Bet as part of the plan it is proposed to build huge infrastructures also including “Area C” – places retained in the Oslo Accords under full Israeli control.
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On a different proposal: Israel’s Transportation Minister Israel Katz proposed a rail link plan beginning at Israeli ports to Palestinian industrial centers, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
Transportation Minister Katz unveiled what could be an historic plan to give Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq access to the Mediterranean through Israel’s ports, that would be a significant boost for the Jordanian and Palestinian economies.
By HERB KEINON
Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz unveiled an ambitious plan on Wednesday to give Jordan, Saudi Arabia and even Iraq access to the Mediterranean through Israel’s ports in Haifa and Ashdod, in a plan called “Tracks for Peace.”
To Jerusalem sign with Jordan in the background.
Under the plan, the Haifa to Beit She’an train link would be extended eastward to the border crossing with Jordan and southward to the Jenin area where the Palestinians could connect to it. Continue Reading »