- Israeli Foreign Ministry Official: If Trump Delays Peace Plan, France Will Offer Alternative
by Jonathan Lis, and Noa Landau, Foreign Ministry political director told closed meeting that France is waiting until after U.S. midterms to present their Israeli-Palestinian peace plan: ‘The elections in November are critical for Israel’
France will submit its own plan a few weeks after the U.S. midterm elections if U.S. President Donald Trump does not lay out his peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Foreign Ministry Political Director Alon Ushpiz said Tuesday in a closed meeting.
Speaking to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, as reported Tuesday night on television news shows, Ushpiz said that France were waiting for the elections, after which they would demand that Trump make his plan public, otherwise they would reveal their own plan.
“The elections in November are critical for Israel. A third of the members [of Congress] will be replaced and it’s not clear if they are all for us. We are starting from zero. We believe the Democrats will grow stronger and therefore there’s an effect on Israel due to their influence on Trump,” Ushpiz said.