Trump peace plan to be unveiled in early 2019, says Israel’s UN envoy

US President Donald Trump’s administration has told Israel that it will present its long-awaited Middle East peace plan early next year, Israel’s UN envoy says Tuesday.

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon tells journalists that the peace plan was “completed” and that the administration had discussed timing with Israel to unveil the proposals.

“As far as we know, they speak with us about beginning of ’19, which is coming soon,” Danon says. “We don’t know the details of the plan but we know that it’s completed.”

The ambassador says early next year was considered the best timing because it will be several months before expected elections in Israel.

A rollout of the peace plan in early 2019 will allow Trump to “present it without interfering in our political debate in Israel,” he says.

Danon says he does not know if the two-state solution is included in the US plan.


US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley talks with Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon before a vote in the General Assembly June 13, 2018 in New York. (AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT)


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