White House officials: US peace plan does not include two-state solution

The New York Times interviewed White House officials about the US peace plan for the Israelis and the Palestinians. The full plan has yet to be published and details have been minimal.
Trump and Netanyahu Photo Credit: Kobi Richter/TPS

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that during an interview with three White House officials, details were provided regarding the US peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians. While the full details and content of the plan have yet to be unveiled, the officials stated that it will neither call for a two-state solution as one of the outlined goals nor include “fair and just solutions” in regard to Palestinian refugees.

However, the plan will suggest pathways for the establishment of two states and provide steps and alternatives for resolving the refugee problem. The plan will also address the key issues of the conflict: borders, security, refugees and the status of Jerusalem. The officials stated that there will be aspects of the plan that will be opposed and favored respectively by the Israelis and the Palestinians.

The officials also confirmed the upcoming conference discussing the Gaza humanitarian crisis. The meeting will be held on Tuesday and led by Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt. The Palestinian Authority has already stated that it will boycott the conference.

The officials believe that solving the Gaza crisis has a direct hand in aiding the peace process. The US, however, must reconcile relations with the Palestinians since Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.



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