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U.S. Mideast Envoy: Trump Peace Plan May Be Delayed

U.S. Mideast Envoy: Trump Peace Plan May Be Delayed
White House adviser on Israel Jason Greenblatt. (Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty)
 

By    |   Sunday, 16 June 2019 07:26 PM

The U.S. Middle East peace plan may be delayed until after Israel forms its government in November, President Donald Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt told The Jerusalem Post’s Annual Conference on Sunday.

Greenblatt refused to disclose specific details of the plan, saying, “We hold something very delicate in our hands. If we keep a tight lid on it, we increase chances of success.”

Asked if releasing a plan during a U.S. election year is possible, Greenblatt said the president “can do a lot of things [at the same time]. We don’t think that elections campaign could stop the progress.”

Instead, Greenblatt said, the administration is currently focused on the Bahrain workshop, an economic conference aimed to spur investment in the Palestinian areas that the White House announced would be held at the end of this month.

He said the Palestinian leadership, which is refusing to attend the workshop, is distorting the American message by “saying essentially that the Bahrain conference is about buying the Palestinians off. Absolutely not true.”

Greenblatt insisted to The Jerusalem Post that “The Bahrain summit is aimed to show what could happen to the Palestinian economy if there’s a peace agreement. We understand completely that there is no economic vision that’ll work without a peace agreement. But we also want to make the point that there will be no peace agreement that works without true economic vision. We’re trying to break the cycle of aid and dependency and create an economy. They work hand in hand.”

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The U.S. Middle East peace plan may be delayed until after Israel forms its government in November, President Donald Trump's special envoy Jason Greenblatt told The Jerusalem Post's Annual Conference on Sunday.
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