President Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

President Donald Trump has unveiled his long-awaited Middle East plan, presenting a vision that was welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but swiftly rejected by the Palestinians.

News 12 Staff

Jan 29, 2020, 3:16 AM

Updated 1,580 days ago

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has unveiled his long-awaited Middle East plan, presenting a vision that was welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but swiftly rejected by the Palestinians. Trump's plan calls for the eventual creation of a Palestinian state, but it falls far short of minimal Palestinian demands and would leave sizable chunks of the occupied West Bank in Israeli hands. Netanyahu called it a “great plan for Israel.” With Netanyahu standing beside him, Trump presented the plan at a White House ceremony filled with other Israeli officials and allies, including evangelical Christian leaders and wealthy Republican donors but no Palestinian representatives.
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