Israel to Promote Railway Linking Europe with Persian Gulf States

(Times of Israel) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Israel Katz have agreed to promote their "Tracks for Regional Peace" initiative to create a trade route connecting Europe with the Persian Gulf and Israel, Hadashot reported Saturday. The planned extension of railway tracks would link Haifa's seaport to Jordan's rail network, which in turn will be linked with that of Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab states. The eastward extension of the Haifa-Beit She'an rail line to the Jordanian border will also include a stop in Jenin in the West bank, connecting the Palestinians to the broader plan. Goods would be shipped from Europe to Haifa, allowing them to bypass civil war-torn Syria.

2018-06-25 00:00:00

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