US “Will Not” Release “Deal of the Century” before “Israeli” Election
By Staff, Agencies
A long-promised US proposal for “Israeli”-Palestinian resolution will remain under wraps until the “Israeli” entity’s elections are over in September, the White House special envoy said Wednesday.
"We have decided that we will not be releasing the ‘peace’ vision (or parts of it) prior to the Israeli election," Jason Greenblatt tweeted.
Greenblatt appeared to be clearing up confusion over the timing of the “Deal of the Century’s” release following a mixed message from President Donald Trump over the weekend.
Trump, speaking at a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the G7 summit in France, said the deal would wait for after the election but seemed to say a preview was coming.
"I think you may see what the deal is before the election," he told reporters.
In the same comments, Trump insisted that the Palestinians "would like to make a deal." He also defended his decision to cut off US aid to the UN agency helping Palestinians refugees.
Trump has repeatedly boasted that he is the most pro-“Israeli” US president in history.
The “Deal of the Century”, devised by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has been rejected in advance by the Palestinians.
While the political part of the plan remains unknown, Kushner has aired the economic side, which would call for large-scale outside investment.