Riyadh/Amman/Cairo — Arab politicians and commentators greeted US President Donald Trump’s $50bn Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance.

In Israel, Tzachi Hanegbi, a cabinet member close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, described Palestinians’ rejection of the “peace to prosperity” plan as tragic.

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