Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has announced at a Likud campaign event, that US President Donald Trump’s peace plan will be released immediately after the next Israeli elections.
However, the Prime Minister did not give a precise date for the release of the plan, which according to the Trump administration will take place sometime after the parliamentary elections in Israel on September 17th.
Last Wednesday, Jason Greenblatt, the special advisor to Donald Trump, said that the peace plan for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will not be presented until after the parliamentary elections.
Both Netanyahu and Greenblatt’s statements come after ambiguous statements that US President Trump made at the G7 summit last week.
“We’re going to know who the Israeli prime minister is going to be fairly soon. A deal won’t be before the election, I don’t think… But I think you may see what the deal is before the election. And I think the deal will happen… Everybody says, that’s the deal that can’t be made… Israel and the Palestinians: there’s tremendous hatred for many, many decades, and everybody says that is a deal that can’t be made. So we’ll see if we can make it,” Trump said.
“I think they want to make a deal, the Palestinians, and I think Israel would like to make a deal too. I think people, after so many years and decades, I think they’re a little tired of fighting. I cut off most funding to the Palestinians, a lot of funding. And I think they’d like to get it back,” he added.
As of now, only the economic aspect of the plan has been revealed by Special Advisor Jared Kushner. The economic part of the peace plan essentially consists of $50 billion to go towards the real needs of the Palestinian people.
The plan seeks to double the gross domestic product (GDP) of Palestinians, create approximately one million jobs for Palestinians, reduce unemployment in the West Bank and Gaza from 30 percent to single digits, and halve the percentage of poverty among the Palestinian population.