Speaking on a conference call with reporters a week after hosting a self-styled economic workshop in Bahrain aimed at discussing ways of boosting the Palestinian economy in the event of a peace deal with Israel, Kushner said the decision of Palestinian leadership to boycott the meeting had been “hysterical and erratic and not terribly constructive.”
“The Palestinian leadership has made a strategic mistake by not engaging on this; they look very foolish for trying to fight against this,” he said.
But asked to speak specifically about Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, he was altogether more conciliatory.
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