(August 19, 2019 / JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the second part of the White House’s long-awaited Mideast peace deal for the Israelis and Palestinians will likely be released after Israel’s Sept. 17 elections.
“I probably will wait, but we may put out pieces of it,” Trump told reporters, adding that the administration could “release small parts of it beforehand.”
The first part of the peace deal was rolled out at a summit in Bahrain in June and focused on the economic component, consisting of a 40-page document detailing a $50 billion, 10-year investment plan for the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon.
The Palestinian Authority and others boycotted the event.
Israel and Bahrain do not have formal diplomatic relations, though the two have recently improved ties since the summit.
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