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Trump administration's Middle East peace plan finished, officials say

FOX News logo FOX News 2/11/2019 Trey Yingst
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The Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan is finished and President Trump has been briefed on its contents, two senior administration officials told Fox News on Sunday.

The final draft of the administration’s “Deal of the Century” is 175 to 200 pages long -- and fewer than five people have access to the complete document, sources told Fox News.

“The plan is done... [the president] is happy with the parameters of the deal,” a senior administration official said.

Trump was briefed by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy for Mideast peace Jason Greenblatt multiple times on the specifics of the deal, Fox News is told.

Officials said that the plan is unlikely to be released before upcoming Israeli elections on April 9. “We are not going to do anything that threatens Israel’s security,” a senior administration official said.

Kushner is set to visit Warsaw, Poland, later this week to attend a summit hosted by the United States and Poland to discuss regional issues regarding the Middle East, including Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Officials said Kushner’s meetings in Warsaw represent a significant opportunity for the administration to remind regional partners that peace between Israelis and Palestinians could strengthen U.S. efforts to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East.

At the end of the month, Kushner is expected to travel with Greenblatt to five Gulf countries to discuss the specifics of the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace deal with regional leaders as he tries to garner more support for the plan.

Administration officials have said Trump is hopeful about the plan’s ability to move forward. “We have been given a different set of circumstances,” a senior administration official said.

Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu posing for the camera: By tying his political ambitions to Trump, Netanyahu hopes to sail into a fifth term as Prime Minister. Netanyahu’s Likud party has even erected two huge billboards on major highways in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv that show him and Trump smiling. © FoxNews.com By tying his political ambitions to Trump, Netanyahu hopes to sail into a fifth term as Prime Minister. Netanyahu’s Likud party has even erected two huge billboards on major highways in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv that show him and Trump smiling.
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