- Palestinians Want to Discuss US Peace Plan with Europe, PA FM Says
by ADAM RASGON, https://www.timesofisrael.com/
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The Palestinians have requested to meet the foreign ministers of European Union member states in the coming few weeks to speak to them about the US administration’s expected peace plan, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki told Palestine TV, the official PA channel, on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump’s administration will publish its anticipated peace proposal following Ramadan, which will end at the beginning of June, Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to Trump, said on Tuesday at a Time magazine conference in New York.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed not to consider any US proposal, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will look at the expected American plan with an “open mind.”
Ties between the US and the Palestinians have steadily deteriorated since Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017, and initiated the relocation of the American embassy in the Jewish state to the city.