White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is set to make a push for an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan before the 2020 presidential campaign heats up, The Jerusalem Post is reporting.
The newspaper said the administration now is convinced it has just about a year to roll out plans for a peace agreement. It would come after Israel’s elections in April and before the U.S. presidential campaign hits full-stride in 2020.
However, the plan could come as soon a possible after Israel’s April 9 election, the newspaper noted.
“Longer is not our friend,” one senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post. “It is hard for us to imagine a set of circumstances where the plan is never released. We have every intention of releasing it.”
Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law, is heading up the peace team. The newspaper said he is planning a private push for a resumption of talks before he gets heavily involved in Trump’s re-election campaign.
According to the Post, the White House is counting on the election of an Israeli government in April that will be supportive of a two-state plan.
“The Israelis do risk more, and may not need it, but we think when they weigh the pros and cons they will want to work with this plan,” one official said. “They should not just think about the current situation but the future as well.”
Trump had said in September that he would release a peace plan within two to four months.
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