White House official says reports on imminent peace plan misleading


(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A senior White House official dismissed ongoing reports in the Israeli media that the U.S. would soon unveil an ambitious Middle East peace plan.

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“While we are having productive conversations with all relevant parties, we have not set a timeframe nor created any deadlines,” the official told Israel Hayom. “Our efforts are designed to facilitate a deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians that improves conditions for all parties. The notion that this would cause a ‘political earthquake’ is nonsense and was in response to a false report created by people who want to play the role of spoiler. We are going to ignore the noise and focus on our work.”

Earlier this week, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on an alleged comprehensive U.S. peace plan that would be “sharp and to the point,” and drastically depart from the proposals of previous American administrations.

Posted on October 25, 2017 .