- Trump to Release Mideast Peace Plan Before Tues. Meeting with Netanyahu, Gantz
‘Deal of the Century’ touted by US administration as best offer ever presented to Israel
US President Donald Trump is “looking forward” to welcoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and chairman of Blue and White alliance Benny Gantz next week in Washington to discuss the administration’s peace plan for the Middle East, the president tweeted on Thursday.
Trump also said that he’ll likely release the Mideast peace plan ahead of Tuesday’s meeting with the prime minister. “It’s a great plan. It’s a plan that really would work,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One en route to a Republican Party meeting in Florida.
In a statement released by the White House, it read that “The United States and Israel are strong partners, and the prime minister’s visit is an opportunity to discuss our shared regional and national security interests.” The statement specified Netanyahu is to arrive on January 28, but it was unclear if Israel’s former military chief will join him on the same day.
US @VP then extended President Trump's invitation to Netanyahu to go to the White House and 'discuss the prospect of peace in the Holy Land', adding that Blue and White leader Benny Gantz will join as suggested by Netanyahu pic.twitter.com/kRgv0j2Pak
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