Kushner: Mideast peace plan expected after Israeli election

WARSAW, Poland -- President Donald Trump's senior Middle East adviser, son-in-law Jared Kushner, said Thursday that the Trump administration would unveil its much-awaited Mideast "Deal of the Century" after Israeli elections on April 9.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Kushner briefed participants at a security conference in Poland about the anticipated plan
but would not go into details for fear of it leaking. Netanyahu told reporters that he looked forward to "seeing the plan once it is presented."


Netanyahu said he heard nothing new from Kushner besides a reference to a 2002 Saudi Peace Initiative, which offered full Arab recognition of Israel in return for a withdrawal from territories it captured in the 1967 Mideast war. Netanyahu said Kushner said the plan may have made sense at the time but was no longer relevant.


"It is not appropriate for today. The reality has changed," Netanyahu said.


He wouldn't comment on any concessions Israel would have to make under any U.S.-backed proposal.


פרסום ראשון: 02.14.19, 19:39