Israel? Palestine? Trump's Mideast peace plan explained
US President Trump has unveiled his long-awaited peace plan for the Middle East, alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Under the proposal Palestinians would gain statehood but give up large stretches of land. Donald Trump calls his it "vision for peace." It grants vast tracts of disputed land, including the Jordan Valley, to Israel. And controversial Israeli settlements would be retained within Palestinian territory. The Palestinians would receive parcels of land in the south. A tunnel would connect the West Bank with Gaza. But, critically, Jerusalem would be the undivided capital of Israel. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has denounced the plan. Is the two-state dream still alive?
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Donald Trump says Israel is 'taking big step towards peace' as he unveils Middle East plan
US President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that Israel was taking a "big step towards peace" as he unveiled a plan aimed at solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "Today, Israel takes a big step towards peace," Mr Trump said, standing alongside visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he revealed details of the plan already emphatically rejected by the Palestinians.
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Trump and Israel’s Netanyahu Tout Middle East Peace ‘Deal of the Century’
U.S. President Donald Trump and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are both touting the release Tuesday of a long-awaited Middle East peace plan as “the deal of the century.” But Palestinians have already rejected it, saying the Trump administration is unfairly biased towards Israel, and are warning it could lead to new waves of resistance. VOA’s Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from the State Department. Originally published at - https://morigin.voanews.eu/a/5263176.html
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