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Netanyahu confirms he attended regional peace summit

Prime Minister Netanyahu confirms that he attended a secret summit last year meant to kickstart a regional peace plan toward a two-state solution and recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.

During a meeting with Likud ministers, Netanyahu says he was the one to initiate the meeting that culminated in the summit, attended by himself, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Jordan’s King Abdullah, on February 21, 2016.

Netanyahu ultimately rejected the peace plan.

The existence of the summit, held in Aqaba, Jordan, and the revelations by Netanyahu at his ministerial meeting, were reported by Haaretz.

The revelations come days after Netanyahu called for such an initiative at his first meeting with US President Donald Trump.

— Raoul Wootliff and Stuart Winer

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