SAT 4 - 7 - 2020
Date: Aug 29, 2019
Source: The Daily Star
U.S. won’t release Mideast peace plan before Israeli vote
Agence France Presse
WASHINGTON: A long-promised U.S. proposal for Israeli-Palestinian peace will remain under wraps until Israel’s elections are over in September, the White House special envoy said Wednesday. “We have decided that we will not be releasing the peace vision [or parts of it] prior to the Israeli election,” Jason Greenblatt tweeted.

Greenblatt appeared to be clearing up confusion over the timing of the plan’s release following a mixed message from President Donald Trump over the weekend.

Trump, speaking at a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in France, said the deal would wait for after the election but seemed to say a preview was coming. “I think you may see what the deal is before the election,” he told reporters.

In the same comments, Trump insisted that the Palestinians “would like to make a deal.” He also defended his decision to cut off U.S. aid to the U.N. agency helping Palestinians refugees.

Trump has repeatedly boasted that he is the most pro-Israeli U.S. president in history.

The peace plan, devised by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has been rejected in advance by the Palestinians. While the political part of the plan remains unknown, Kushner has aired the economic side, which would call for large-scale outside investment.

Readers Comments (0)
Add your comment

Enter the security code below*

 Can't read this? Try Another.
Related News
U.S. says would recognize Israel annexation of West Bank
Architect of U.S. peace plan blames Palestinians for violence
UN agency fears U.S. peace plan will spark violence
Trump plan leaves Arabs in dilemma
ICC to probe Israeli war crimes in Palestine
Related Articles
The EU must recognize Palestine
A two-state solution is off the table
Money can’t buy Palestinians’ love
No democracy in Israel without peace with the Palestinians
Israel gets ready to vote, but still no country for Palestinians
Copyright 2020 . All rights reserved