Ahead of Trump's visit, Netanyahu to push goodwill gestures for Palestinians

Prime Minister Netanyahu is expected to push forward a package of goodwill gestures for Palestinians in order to convince Trump that there is no need for freezing construction in West Bank settlements.
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Just days ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to push forward a list of goodwill gestures for Palestinians, Walla News reported Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has met secretly with his Palestinian counterpart, Shukri Bishara, in order to discuss ways to improve living conditions for the Palestinians. Among the issues addressed in the meeting were the opening of border crossings and the accelerated development of industrial zones near major West Bank cities.

By taking these steps, Netanyahu will seek to convince Trump that Israel is capable of promoting peace in ways other than freezing construction in West Bank settlements.

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