US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the team working on the Middle East peace proposal is “finishing it up,” adding that neither side will love or hate it. She did not mention a specific time for the release of the proposal.
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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Thursday the Trump administration’s Middle East peace proposal is nearly finished and will soon be released.
Speaking at a Q&A session at the University of Chicago, Haley said chief negotiators Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt are “finishing up” the proposal despite “still going back and forth” with it. “They’re coming up with a plan. It won’t be loved by either side, and it won’t be hated by either side,” she said.
When asked whether she supports a one-state or a two-state solution, Haley reiterated US President Donald Trump’s position that the US would support any plan agreed upon by Israel and the Palestinians, though she added, “It would be hard pressed for me to see how they would want” a one-state solution.
“If the leaders would put aside their pride and their egos and think about … improving the quality of life for their people, this peace process will do that,” Haley said. “That’s what we hope to accomplish.”
As for the issue of West Bank settlements, Haley stressed that they are “not helpful” and expressed hope that Israel will follow through on its promise to “hold off on settlements.”