- Trump Says Likely to Release Mideast Peace Plan After Israel Election
by Reuters , Israel Hayom Staff, https://www.israelhayom.com/
US president says Washington might “release small parts” of plan dubbed “deal of the century” prior to Sept.17 vote. The political aspects of the plan have so far been kept under wraps and no details have been published as to how it may tackle key issues impeding the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would likely wait until after Israel’s Sept. 17 elections to release his administration’s long-awaited peace plan for the Middle East. “We will probably wait for the release of the Middle East peace plan until after the Israeli elections,” Trump told reporters, adding that the US might “release small parts of it beforehand.”
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, is the chief architect of a proposed $50 billion economic development plan for the Palestinians, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon that is designed to create peace in the region.
The plan’s long-awaited roll out was postponed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, having failed to cobble together a coalition following his party’s win in the April 9 election, called a second election, set to take place on Sept. 17.