Trump meets Netanyahu ahead of MiddleEast peace plan

epa08170381 US President Donald J. Trump (L) walks with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu (R) down the Colonnade on their way to the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, 27 January 2020. President Donald J. Trump is expected to unveil a Middle East peace plan during the visit of Prime Minister Netanyahu, 28 January. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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US President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Monday, to discuss a Middle East peace plan that has already been rejected by the Palestinians.

DW reports that “amid a heated impeachment trial and a difficult reelection campaign, Trump is devoting both Monday and Tuesday to discussing the contested plan with both Netanyahu and the Israeli premier’s rival, Benny Gantz.”

Trump said he believed both the Israeli prime minister and opposition leader Ganz would like his peace plan, which he said would be released at noon local time on Tuesday.

“I think it might have a chance,” he said, predicting that the Palestinians would also end up accepting the plan.

Netanyahu said in his turn that the plan might be the “opportunity of a century.”

But Israel’s most powerful adversary in the region, Iran, is less impressed with the US plan.

Via DW

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